Candidates November 3, 2020

The nomination period is July 13 to August 7, 2020.

The City Clerk recommends that potential candidates make an appointment to assist Staff in complying with social distancing guidelines. 

For information or to make an appointment contact Deputy City Clerk Karen O’Leary at (714) 993-8244 or

Each City Council seat and the City Treasurer seat has a four (4) year term expiring in December 2024. The City Clerk seat has a two (2) year term and expires in 2022.

Below is a list of current qualified candidates for the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election in order of the Secretary of State's Randomized Alphabet Drawing. 

City Council District 1

NameBallot DesignationElection PaperworkCandidate Statement
Devon GrayGovernor's Policy AdvisorView Here View Here 
Rhonda ShaderPlacentia Councilwoman/BusinesswomanView Here View Here 

City Council District 3

NameBallot DesignationElection PaperworkCandidate Statement
Jeremy B. YamaguchiCouncilmember/Business OwnerView HereView Here

City Council District 5

NameBallot DesignationElection PaperworkCandidate Statement
Hilaire Fuji ShiouraEducational Technology AdvocateView HereNot Submitted
Ward L. SmithPlacentia City CouncilmemberView HereView Here

City Clerk

NameBallot DesignationElection PaperworkCandidate Statement
Robert S. "Bob" McKinnellAppointed City ClerkView HereView Here

City Treasurer

NameBallot DesignationElection PaperworkCandidate Statement
Kevin A. LarsonCity TreasurerView HereNot Submitted

How to Vote

To register to vote you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the date of the next election
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction

To vote in an election you must be registered to vote at least 15 days prior to the election date. Voter registrations are filed by county; be sure to re-register every time you move, change your name, or change your political party choice.

A voter registration application form is available from the Orange County Registrar of Voters and on the Secretary of State’s website.

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