Would you like to try your hand at city government?
The November general election in Newberg will see a flurry of activity as there are a number of spots in city government up for re-election.
The election, set for Nov. 6, will see races for mayor and three spots on the City Council.
The mayoral position currently held by Bob Andrews will be up for election, as will the District 2 spot now held by councilor Stephen McKinney, the District 4 position inhabited by councilor Patrick Johnson and the District 6 position held by councilor Scott Essin. Andrews and Essin told this newspaper this week that they will not be seeking re-election. McKinney and Johnson have yet to file.
The terms of all four will expire on Dec. 31.
Council positions in Newberg are elected by district, while the mayor spot is elected at large. All terms are four years.
Those interested in running for city office can do so by filing a petition and collecting 25 signatures of qualified, legal voters of the city. Qualifications are minimal, but include that the candidate be a legal voter of the city and state who has resided in the city for not less than three months prior to filing. The councilors must also reside within the district they wish to represent. A map of the city's districts is available at http://bit.ly/2FFGHcT. To determine which district you reside in, simply type in your address. Paper copies are available at the city recorder's office at city hall.
The first day to file for the fall general election is May 20 and the deadline is Aug. 7. Election packets will be available April 2.