City Council Candidates

Notice! June 5, 2018 Special Municipal Election

The City of Watsonville will be holding a Special Municipal Election on June 5, 2018. The nomination period took place between March 7, 2018, and March 14, 2018, to fill the vacancy in District 2. Those interested in running need to be registered to vote in District 2 (see map). 

Note: In order to qualify to run, the candidate needs to submit a nomination paper with 20 valid signatures of registered voters from District 2.

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Color coded map of Council Districts with District 2 indicated
Candidate Date Nomination
Papers Pulled
Date Nomination
Papers Filed
Phone Number
Address Candidate Statement
Form 501
(Candidate intention Statement)
Jenni Veitch-Olson 3/7/18 3/9/18
(831) 331-7622 Email Verified Click Here Olson Form 501
Aurelio Gonzalez 3/8/18
(831) 840-1931 Email Verified Click Here Gonzalez Form 501
Melodye Serino 3/12/18 DID NOT QUALIFY (831) 761-8403 Email Verified    
Lizette Bedolla Cruz 3/12/18 DID NOT QUALIFY (831) 713-0796   Verified    


Candidate Name
District Form 501
(Candidate intention Statement)
Form 410 (Statement of Organization)
Lowell Hurst District 3 Hurst Form 501  
Jenny T. Sarmiento District 4 Sarmiento Form 501 Sarmiento Form 410
Francisco Estrada District 4 Estrada Form 501  
Ari Parker District 7 Parker Form 501 Parker Form 410
Candidates' statements are available for public examination for 10 calendar days immediately following the filing deadline for submission of those documents. During this period, any voter of the appropriate City District, or the elections official, may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction requiring any or all of the material in the statement to be amended or deleted.