For the first time in its history the residents of Imperial Beach will vote by district of residence to choose their councilmembers. The mayor will continue to be elected by all voters in the city, regardless of a voter’s residence location.

Voters from Districts 2 and 4 will elect councilmembers to represent them during the Nov. 3, 2020 General Municipal Election. Councilmembers that were elected in 2018 will continue to represent the city at-large until the November 2022 election.

The general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, for two members of the City Council: one member of the City Council to represent District 2 for a full four-year term with a term expiring November 2024 and one member of the City Council to represent District 4 for a full four-year term with a term expiring November 2024.

The candidate filing period was Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. All candidates must be a registered voter of the city of Imperial Beach at the time nomination papers are issued and must also reside in the district they are seeking to represent.

The candidates for District 2 are: John “Jack” Fisher, 49, a chef, and current Councilmember Mark West, 52. For District 4 candidates are: Matthew Leyba Gonzalez, 48, a worker’s rights advocate and Will Nimmo, no age stated, a public safety professional.

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