• The City Clerk administers the City’s municipal election activities including local referendums, initiatives, and candidate filings for City Council. 

    November 6 election

    Register to vote by Oct. 16, 2018.

    City elected positions and names of candidates who have filed

    Council Position 2
    • Kirk French
    • Eddy Morales
    Council Position 4
    • Mario Palmero
    • Antonio Medel
    • Benjamin Jones
    • Ryan C. Johnson
    • Raymond Love
    • Paul Drechsler
    Council Position 6
    • Janine M. Gladfelter
    • Shane T. Bemis
    • Allen Cox

    Note: Withdrawal deadline for Council Positions is Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

    Additional information

    • All positions are elected at-large and terms are four years in duration.
    • 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.
    • Election manuals and forms are available on the Multnomah County Elections website.

    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.

    Read more about Gresham's Mayor and City Council.

    Initiatives and referendums

    As part of the electoral process residents may propose matters to the local ballot for consideration by voters.

    Visit the State of Oregon Elections Division website for information on how to begin the local initiative or referendum process.

    More information

    For more information on City elections contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697 or