Municipal election, City Council, Vote
the Clovis City Council called the city’s general municipal election to be held
on March 5, 2019, to fill three (3) council seats for a term through November
The period for filing nomination papers for the office of City Council is
November 13 to December 7, 2018. Clovis voters, at large, elect a
5-member council to serve as the city’s legislative and governing body.
The members serve four (4) year terms and they elect one member to serve
as mayor and one to serve as mayor pro tem for two years. A general
municipal election is held every two years, alternating, between two and three
positions each cycle. The three seats available for the March 2019
election are currently held by Council Member’s Drew Bessinger, Jose Flores and
Mayor Bob Whalen. The remainder of the Council consists of Council
Members Lynne Ashbeck and Vong Mouanoutoua, whose terms expire in March 2021.
As the elected legislative body of the City of Clovis, the City Council has
overall responsibility for the scope, direction, and financing of city
services. The Council is also responsible for establishing land use
policies through the general plan and zoning regulations. Under the
council-manager form of government, adopted by municipal code, the City Council
provides policy direction to the city manager who is responsible for
administering city operations. In setting policy, the Council works
closely with citizen advisory commissions and committees, considers staff
information and recommendations, and receives comments from the general public.
The Clovis City Council meets the first three Mondays of each month at 6:00
p.m. In addition to the regularly scheduled council meetings, council
members will generally spend time reviewing material in preparation for the
meetings, attend additional meetings as required, and may require some travel.
Council Members work part time in their capacity as elected officials and
are paid a salary of $1,366 per month.
To qualify, prospective council candidates must reside in the City of Clovis
and be a registered voter of the City of Clovis before nomination papers will
be issued. The period for filing nomination papers for the office of City
Council is November 13 to December 7, 2018. Filing information may be
obtained from the office of the City Clerk, City of Clovis, 1033 Fifth Street,
Clovis, CA 93612 or by calling
or the County Elections Division who may be reached at
Clovis City Clerk
1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612
Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday