Candidate Information

General Municipal Election to be held: Tuesday, November 8, 2022

To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a resident and a registered voter of the City of Hayward.

 

The City Clerk will issue candidate nomination materials in-person during regular business hours.  Before issuing candidate documents, our office will follow standard procedures and guidelines, such as verification of eligibility for the office sought. All materials that require an oath by the candidate must be executed in the presence of a notary or at the office of the City Clerk. 

 

 Qualifications for each Office 

A candidate must meet the specific qualifications for the desired office.

 

Steps to Become a Candidate:

The following are standard steps for a candidate to complete.

  1. Obtain Nomination Papers: Schedule an appointment to receive candidate nomination materials.
  2. Candidate Authorization Form: If you are unable to obtain/file papers for yourself, you may authorize a representative to do so on your behalf. Fill out, sign, and have your representative bring in the Candidate Authorization Form with them when they pick up your nomination materials.
  3. Prepare for Filing: After reviewing the Candidate Guide the City Clerk will provide you with a checklist of items to be completed and returned. Having these items taken care of before the follow up appointment will expedite the process. 
  4. Plan your trip to Hayward City Hall: The Office of the City Clerk is located at 777 B Street, 4th Floor, Hayward, CA 94541, east of the Hayward BART station. There is a public parking garage at the corner of B Street and Watkins Avenue, as well as plenty of street parking. For directions, please click here.
  5. Schedule Follow Up Appointment: During your initial meeting, the City Clerk will schedule a second appointment for the review and return of all candidate paperwork.

 

Important Links

For any questions, please call (510) 583-4400 or email Miriam.Lens@hayward-ca.gov

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, City of Hayward voters will vote on the following offices:

 

Office: Mayor | Incumbent: Barbara Halliday

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Aisha Wahab

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Sara Lamnin

 

Terms of Office:

Terms of all offices will be four-year terms.

Mayor

  • Mark Salinas

City Council

  • Tom Ferreira
  • Daniel Goldstein
  • Amal Issa
  • Michael Lema
  • Julie Roche
  • Sunita Rupan
  • George Syrop

 

List of Candidates

 

OFFICE: MAYOR (one seat)

MARK SALINAS

Councilmember/ College Instructor

Click to View Candidate Statement

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: councilmansalinas@gmail.com

 

 

OFFICE: COUNCIL MEMBER (TWO SEATS)

 

 

AMAL ISSA

Educator 

No Campaign Statement Submitted

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: issa4citycouncil@gmail.com

 

 

JULIE ROCHE

Attorney / Planning Commissioner

Click to View Candidate Statement

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: julieforhayward@gmail.com

 

 

SUNITA RUPAN

Small Business Owner

No Candidate Statement Submitted

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: timeline247@yahoo.com

 

 

GEORGE SYROP

Community Services Commissioner

Click to View Candidate Statement

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: team@georgesyrop.com

 

 

TOM FERREIRA

Emergency Room Technician

Click to View Candidate Statement

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: tomferreira@workingforthepeople.org

 

 

MICHAEL LEMA

Electrician / Student

Click to View Candidate Statement

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: michael@lema4hayward.us

 

 

SHERMAN LEWIS

Retired University Professor

Click to View Candidate Statement

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate rejected the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: sherman.lewisiii@gmail.com

 

 

DAN GOLDSTEIN

Manager/ Planning Commissioner

Click to View Candidate Statement

Campaign Finance Forms

Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Email: dgold94544@gmail.com

 

To obtain additional information for the candidates listed above, call (510) 583-4400 or email cityclerk@hayward-ca.gov.