2022 Elections

The City of Paso Robles holds its general municipal election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years, the same day as the statewide general election. General Elections results may be found on the County Clerk Recorder web site.

2022 General Election

Resolution 22-092 - Calling and Giving Notice of a General Municipal Election 

Resolution 22-093 - Requesting Consolidation of Municipal Election 

Resolution 22-094 - Adopting Regulations for Candidate Statements 

A Consolidated General Election will be held in the City of El Paso de Robles on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the following officers and ballot measures:

Resolution 22-098 (AMENDED) - Providing for the Filing of Primary and Rebuttal Arguments and Setting Rules for the Filing of Written Arguments Regarding a City Measure 

Notice of Election & Notice Fixing Time for Submission Of Arguments for or Against Measure E-22 & Measure F-22

2022 Candidates

Office: Mayor 
At- Large 
Contact Information Documents Date Qualified 
Steve Martin smartincenter@gmail.comForm 501 - Steven W. Martin 
Form 410 - Steven W.  Martin
Form 497 - Steven W. Martin - 08-22-2022
Form 497 - Steven W. Martin - 09-01-2022
Form 497 - Steven W. Martin - 09-12-2022
Form 497 - Steven W. Martin - 09-20-2022
Form 497 - Steven W. Martin - 09-23-2022

Michael Riveramichael.rivera30@sbcglobal.netForm 501 - Michael Rivera 
Form 410 - Michael Rivera
Form 497 - Michael Rivera - 09-09-2022
Form 497 - Michael Rivera - 09-12-2022
Form 497 - Michael Rivera - 09-14-2022
Form 497 - Michael Rivera - 09-09-2022 Amended 
Form 497 - Michael Rivera - 09-12-2022 Amended
Form 497 - Michael Rivera - 09-14-2022 Amended

Form 497 - Michael Rivera - 09-27-2022
Office: City Council District 1Contact Information DocumentsDate Qualified
John Hamon (805) 238-0524Form 501 - John R. Hamon, Jr. 
Form 410 - John R. Hamon, Jr. 
Office: City Council District 2Contact Information DocumentsDate Qualified 
Chris Bauschcb4prcc@gmail.com
(805) 440-5690
Form 501 - Chris Bausch
Form 470 - Chris Bausch

How to Run for City Council

001_Candidate Packet Cover Sheet_2022 Opens in new windowTo be eligible to run for City Council, candidates must reside within Paso Robles city limits and be a registered voter in the district they reside in at the time nomination papers are issued. To be eligible to run for Mayor, candidates must reside within Paso Robles city limits and be a registered voter  in the district they reside in  at the time the nomination papers are issued.  Interested residents must make an appointment with the City Clerk to receive and submit campaign documents during the Nomination Period beginning July 18, 2022 and ending on August 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM. The Nomination Period will be extended to 5:00 PM on August 17, 2022, if an incumbent fails to file nomination papers by the August 12 deadline. Click here for the Candidate Handbook

Step 1:     Contact the City Clerk for an appointment to pull nomination paperwork between
July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022.  Nomination paperwork will include a nomination paper that will  need to be signed by not less than 20 nor more than 30 registered voters within their district boundaries if running for City Council or within the Paso Robles city limits if running for mayor.   Candidates should make their initial appointment with the clerk allowing for enough time to get the signatures and return them to the clerk prior to the August 12, 2022 5:00 PM deadline.  

Step 2:      Complete nomination papers and collect signatures

Step 3:      File nomination papers with the City Clerk                                                                                                 Deadline August 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM (or extended to August 17 if incumbent does not file papers on or before August 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM)  Please note that District 1 and District 2 do not currently have incumbents as the current seats for these districts are held by councilmembers that were elected at-large.  

Eligibility requirements to run for office are:

  • You must be a resident of the City of Paso Robles for at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the election, and
  • You must be  a registered voter in the City of Paso Robles.  
  • Any candidate for city council must reside in, and be a registered voter in, the district in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued. Any councilmember elected or appointed to the seat of a specific district must reside in that district and be a registered voter in that district for the full term of office.

If you have general questions, contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@prcity.com or call 805.237.3960. For past elections information, click here.

Your Elected Officials

To find out who your Federal, state and local elected representatives are right now, visit SmartVoter or EasyVoter, or check the San Luis Obispo County Elections Division or your the Paso Robles Library reference desk. You can also see a list of the members of the Paso Robles City Council.

By obtaining their contact information, you can reach out to them at any time. It is your right to let your elected representatives know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.

Election Resources

  • Access the Official Voter Information Guide from the California Secretary of State.
  • SmartVoter provides voters with comprehensive non-partisan information about the contests on their ballots in an easy-to-use presentation, and provide a means for candidates to publish information about themselves and their candidacy directly to voters.
  • The California Secretary of State provides information for voters with disabilities, including information about accessing elections and the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee.
  • The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder maintains a selection of resources, including services, forms, documents, as well as two office locations for elections:
    • San Luis Obispo Office:
      County of San Luis Obispo
      Elections Division
      1055 Monterey Street
      Suite D120
      San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
      Phone: 805-781-5228
      Fax: 805-781-1111
  • The City of Paso Robles also provides voter information and resources.