UPDATE - MARCH 13, 2014
Five Candidates Qualify for June Special Election
Glendale, CA - Glendale's City Clerk announced today that five candidates had qualified for the ballot in the upcoming June 3, 2014 Special Municipal Election. Seven individuals had expressed interest in running but only five submitted papers to qualify. The City Clerk's office confirmed that all five candidates who returned their papers had the requisite 100 signatures from registered Glendale voters to qualify each candidate for the ballot. The order of candidates to appear on the ballot will be determined by a randomized alphabets drawing that is conducted by the California Secretary of State on March 13, 2014.
These are the candidates who have qualified:
- Rick Barnes - Business Owner / Realtor
- Mike Mohill - Retired Businessman
- Chahe Keuroghelian - Small Business Manager
- Paula Devine - Retired Teacher
- Vartan Gharpetian - Business Owner
"Although we will not be conducting this election, we will be working closely with the County of Los Angeles's Elections Division to provide as much information as possible to our city's residents," said Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk. "It will be a unique election in that most people are not accustomed to voting for city council in June, so we need everyone's help in getting the word out to participate."
The City of Glendale plans on updating its popular GlendaleVotes.org website with information about the election and the candidates vying for the open seat. The winner of the June election will have to participate in the April 2015 regularly scheduled biennial municipal election.
Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk
Thomas R. Lorenz, Public Information Officer
UPDATE - MARCH 4, 2014
We would like to inform the public of the following important information regarding the June 3, 2014 Special Municipal Election.
At the February 25, 2014 meeting of the Glendale City Council, the council adopted a resolution to put forth a charter amendment (Measure G) to be considered by the voters in June. The staff report can be found here.
Measure G: Shall the Charter be amended to require that any vacancy occurring in the council, city clerk or city treasurer be filled by a majority vote of the council within 30 days or by calling a special election and such appointee shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term if the term is up at the next general municipal election, and if not, and time for nominations has not yet commenced, then stand for election?
The public should be aware that the city council has called for persons or associations desiring to write arguments against the adoption of the proposed charter amendment for the June 3, 2014 Special Election. The written request shall be submitted to the city clerk no later than March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM and such arguments shall not exceed 300 words. The city council will then consider the requests and appoint the appropriate association or person at the regularly scheduled council meeting of March 18, 2014.
UPDATE - FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Potential candidates have between February 10 and March 7, 2014 to pull papers and submit the requisite number of valid signatures to qualify for the June 3, 2014 ballot.
If you are interested in running for City Council, please come to the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall at 613 E. Broadway, Room 110 Glendale, CA 91206 and ask for the candidate’s informational packet and nomination papers. The City Clerk’s office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays from 8 AM to 5 PM. You may call (818) 548-2090 to make an appointment ahead of time with one of our office staff members.
A Message from the City Clerk
Thank you for visiting Glendale's election information website. Here you can find information about upcoming elections, past elections, campaign contributions to candidates and elected officials and information on the election process in Armenian, Korean and Spanish.
Due to the election of former council member Rafi Manoukian to the post of City Treasurer, the City of Glendale will be holding a Special Municipal Election which will be consolidated with the Los Angeles County election on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. If you or someone you know is interested in running for the City Council seat for the June Election, please find the information on the qualifications for candidates here [PDF].
If you have any questions regarding this election or any others, please contact the City Clerk's office at (818) 548-4000 and someone on our staff will try to help you with your inquiry. Thank you for being engaged in your community and interested in its future.
City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian, CMC