City Council Elections
2020 City Council Election
City Council Candidates (organized by randomized alphabet drawing)
|Candidate||Ballot Designation||Contact||Candidate Statement||Campaign Disclosure Forms|
|Belal Aftab||Traffic Commissioner Chair||Email Belal Aftab||Belal Aftab Candidate Statement (PDF)||Belal Aftab Campaign Disclosure Forms|
|Renee Paquier||Academic Dean/Educator||Email Renee Paquier||Renee Paquier Candidate Statement (PDF)||Renee Paquier Campaign Disclosure Forms|
|John Fitzpatrick||Public Interest Attorney||Email John Fitzpatrick||John Fitzpatrick Candidate Statement (PDF)||John Fitzpatrick Campaign Disclosure Forms|
|Kookie Fitzsimmons||Health Science Specialist||Email Kookie Fitzsimmons||Kookie Fitzsimmons Candidate Statement (PDF)||Kookie Fitzsimmons Campaign Disclosure Forms|
|Doug Case||Retired Business Executive||Email Doug Case||Doug Case Candidate Statement (PDF)||Doug Case Campaign Disclosure Forms|
|Tina Walia||Planning Commissioner||Email Tina Walia||Tina Walia Candidate Statement (PDF)||Tina Walia Campaign Disclosure Forms|
Write-In Candidate Process
To vote for a candidate not listed on the ballot, print the name of the qualified write-in candidate in the blank space. Only qualified write-in candidates will be counted.
Running for City Council
About The City Council
- Council Members are elected at-large and serve a 4-year term.
- The Mayor and Vice Mayor are appointed every year in December by the City Council and serve for one year.
- Regular City Council Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
To run for City Council, a person must be a resident, 18 years and older, and registered to vote in the City of Saratoga.
Every election begins with a “nomination period.” This is the period of time that begins 113 days before the day of the election and ends 88 days before the day of the election. This is the period when candidates may obtain a nomination packet, which includes the forms needed. The completed packet must be submitted to the City Clerk to run as a candidate for City Council.