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The City Recorder is responsible for administering the City’s municipal election activities including local referendums, initiatives, and candidate filings for City Council. 

November 4 Election

The filing deadline for open positions on the Gresham City Council is Aug. 21.

Register to vote by Oct. 4, 2014.

The following City Elected Official positions will be on the ballot.

  • Mayor
  • Council Position 2
  • Council Position 4
  • Council Position 6

Positions on the Nov. 4 general election and name of candidates who have filed:

Mayor Council Position No. 2 Council Position No. 4 Council Position No. 6
Shane T. Bemis

Kirk French

Andrew S. Doolin

Mario Palmero

Jennie Cochran

Lori Stegmann

Additional Information

  • All positions are elected at-large and terms are four years in duration.

  • All positions are unpaid, volunteer positions.
  • Candidates may file by declaration by paying a $10 filing fee or may file by petition by obtaining a minimum of 20 signatures of qualified city electors.
  • For more information on filing, contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697 or Susanjoy.Baskoro@GreshamOregon.gov.
  • Election manuals and forms are available on the Multnomah County Elections website or in the City Recorder’s Office at Gresham City Hall.

Qualifying for City Council

To qualify to run for Gresham City Council, you must be 18 years of age by the date of election and have resided in Gresham during the 12 months immediately preceding the election. All successful candidates are required by law to file an Annual Verified Statement of Economic Interest form (Oregon Revised Statute 244.050), which is distributed to elected officials by the State of Oregon in March each year in office.

Initiatives and Referendums

As part of the electoral process residents may propose matters to the local ballot for consideration by voters. The State of Oregon Elections Division has the information and forms needed to begin the local initiative or referendum process.

The deadline to file a local measure and explanatory statements for the Nov. 4 election is Sept. 4


City Elections Manual 

Multnomah County Elections  

More Information

For more information on City elections contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697 or Susanjoy.Baskoro@GreshamOregon.gov.