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Clovis Municipal Election 2019

2017 Preliminary Election Results

The preliminary election results show that Council Member Lynne Ashbeck was reelected to a full four year term, Vong Mouanoutoua was elected to a full four year term, and Drew Bessinger was elected to a two year term. For final results please visit the Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters website.

Clovis Municipal Election March 5, 2019

In October, the Clovis City Council called the city’s general municipal election to be held on March 5, 2019, to fill three (3) council seats for a term through November 2022.  

The period for filing nomination papers for the office of City Council is November 13 to December 7, 2018.  Clovis voters, at large, elect a 5-member council to serve as the city’s legislative and governing body.  The members serve four (4) year terms and they elect one member to serve as mayor and one to serve as mayor pro tem for two years.  A general municipal election is held every two years, alternating, between two and three positions each cycle.  The three seats available for the March 2019 election are currently held by Council Member’s Drew Bessinger, Jose Flores and Mayor Bob Whalen.  The remainder of the Council consists of Council Members Lynne Ashbeck and Vong Mouanoutoua, whose terms expire in March 2021. 

As the elected legislative body of the City of Clovis, the City Council has overall responsibility for the scope, direction, and financing of city services.  The Council is also responsible for establishing land use policies through the general plan and zoning regulations.  Under the council-manager form of government, adopted by municipal code, the City Council provides policy direction to the city manager who is responsible for administering city operations.  In setting policy, the Council works closely with citizen advisory commissions and committees, considers staff information and recommendations, and receives comments from the general public.   

The Clovis City Council meets the first three Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m.  In addition to the regularly scheduled council meetings, council members will generally spend time reviewing material in preparation for the meetings, attend additional meetings as required, and may require some travel.  Council Members work part time in their capacity as elected officials and are paid a salary of $1,366 per month. 

To qualify, prospective council candidates must reside in the City of Clovis and be a registered voter of the City of Clovis before nomination papers will be issued.  The period for filing nomination papers for the office of City Council is November 13 to December 7, 2018.  Filing information may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, City of Clovis, 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612 or by calling  559-324-2060; or the County Elections Division who may be reached at  559-600-8683.

Questions regarding this release may be directed to John Holt, City Clerk, at (559) 324-2072.

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