Candidate Information

Below is information regarding candidates for the November 3, 2020, General Election. There are thirteen (13) candidates running for four (4) seats on the Hayward City Council.

  • Council Members are elected and serve 4-year terms. 
  • To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a resident and a qualified elector of the City of Hayward - in other words, eligible to vote

For past City Council candidate information visit the Past Elections Page

MEET THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION:

 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S RANDOMIZED ALPHABET DRAWING

 

ANGELA ANDREWS
Manager/Planning Commissioner

 

LACEI AMODEI
Law Clerk
Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit
 
 
FRANCISCO ZERMEÑO
Businessman/Educator/Councilman
 
 
CHRIS CADAY LOZANO
Attorney/Accountant/Businessman
Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit
 
 
OLYMPIA JOY PEREIRA
Restaurant Server
No Candidate Statement Submitted
Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit
 
 
MARK SALINAS
Council Member/Instructor
SON NGUYEN
Entrepreneur/Marketing Director
Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit
 
 
 
ELISA MÁRQUEZ
Hayward Council Member
 
 
DARRELLE DEMPS
No Ballot Designation Submitted
 
 
TOM FERREIRA
Hospital ER Technician
 
 
NESTOR CASTILLO
University Lecturer
 
 
ELISHA CRADER
Tenants’ Rights Paralegal
 
 
JOE ORLANDO RAMOS
Account Manager/Educator
No Candidate Statement Submitted
Candidate accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit

 

The dates and deadlines associated with the candidates for the November 3, 2020 General Election are provided here:

 

GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

KEY DATES AND DEADLINES

Key Date

Action

Jan. 31, 2020

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement Deadline

FPPC Forms - Period covers 7/1/19 - 12/31/19

Jul. 13, 2020

EC § 10220 Candidate Nomination Papers.

Filing Period Opens

Jul. 31, 2020

Semi-Annual Campaign Statement Deadline

FPPC Forms - Period covers 1/1/20 - 6/30/20

Aug. 7, 2020

EC § 10220 Candidate Nomination Papers.

Filing Period Closes

Aug. 7, 2020Deadline to deliver City resolution calling ballot measure election to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) and request election consolidation.
Aug. 8, 2020 – Aug. 12, 2020

EC § 10225 Extended Filing Period. 

Candidate filing is extended if an incumbent eligible for re-election does not file by August 7, 2020.  Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended period.

Aug. 13, 2020

EC § 13111 Randomized Alphabet Drawing. 

California Secretary of State to determine order of names on ballot.

Sept. 7, 2020 – Oct. 20, 2020EC § 10229(c) Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period for Write-In Candidates.
Sept. 24, 2020

First Pre-Election Campaign Statement Deadline

FPPC Forms - Period covers 7/1/20 - 9/19/20

Oct. 19, 2020

Election. EC § 2102 Last Day to register to vote for the November General

Oct. 22, 2020

Second Pre-Election Campaign Statement Deadline

FPPC Forms - Period covers 9/20/20 - 10/17/20

Nov. 3, 2020

ELECTION DAY

EC § 1000 Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Dec. 3, 2020

EC § 15372 Last day for ROV to certify election results to City.

Dec. 8, 2020

EC §§ 9217, 10262, 10263 Council to certify election results.

Jan. 31, 2021

Semi-Annual Filing Campaign Statement Deadline

FPPC Forms – Period covers 10/18/20 - 12/31/20

California Elections Code - EC

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, City of Hayward voters will vote on the following offices:

 

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Elisa Márquez

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Al Mendall *not seeking re-election

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Mark Salinas

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Francisco Zermeño

 

Terms of Office:

Terms of all offices will be four-year terms.

 

View Campaign Finance Disclosure forms on our public portal.

To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a resident and a qualified elector of the City of Hayward -- in other words, eligible to vote.

Learn more on the running for office webpage. 

 

Running for office 

On January 31, 2020, the City Clerk has calculated the contribution limitations for candidates accepting expenditure limitations and the notice is provided here:  

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the current Voluntary Expenditure Limit per candidate established for the City of Hayward is adjusted by 2.45%, a percentage equal to the San Francisco Bay Area All Urban Consumers Price Index (CPI). The 2020 Voluntary Expenditure Limit is calculated to the $77,754.

 

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Hayward Municipal Code Section 2-13.04, if a Candidate accepts the adjusted Voluntary Expenditure Limit, then he/she is entitled to accept the established contribution limit of $1,000 per individual.  Since 2006, this contribution amount has been adjusted and in 2019 increased to $1,488 per individual.  The contribution limit for 2020 per individual is $1,524

 

IN ADDITION NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Hayward Municipal Code Section 2-13.03, if a Candidate does not accept the adjusted Voluntary Expenditure Limit, then he/she is limited to the established contribution limit of $250 per individual.  Since 2006, this contribution amount has been adjusted and in 2019 increase to $352 per individual.  The contribution limit for 2020 per individual, if the voluntary expenditure limit is not accepted, is $359.

 

Dated: January 31, 2020

 

Posted: January 31, 2020

 

Miriam Lens, MPA, CMC

 

City Clerk

 

Notice of Campaign Contribution/Expenditure Limits

The Campaign Finance Disclosure Public Portal contains Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Campaign Disclosure forms provided by candidates and committees.  It can help answer questions about who is contributing money, who is receiving money, and how it is being spent.  

 

Please use the Campaign Finance Disclosure Public Portal to search campaign statements filed by candidates and committees.  

 

Campaign Finance Disclosure Public Portal