2013 General Municipal Election

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Recent General Municipal Election Updates

2013 General Municipal Election Official Results (PDF)

2013 Official Sample Ballot (PDF)

2013 Precinct Map (PDF)

Watch the February 7th Candidates' Forum Video

The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and conducts the City's General Municipal Election.  This includes, but is not limited to: the preparation of necessary resolutions calling General or Special Municipal Elections; the coordination of the candidate nomination process, ballot designation and statement of qualification; the receipt and processing of initiative, referendum and recall petitions; and the canvassing and certification of election results.

In order to vote in an election, you must be registered to vote. Voter Registration Forms and other information can be obtained through any of the following means:

March 5, 2013 General Municipal Election Information

The next regularly scheduled local General Municipal Election will be held on March 5, 2013. Any citizen in the City of Manhattan Beach may run for public office if the following general requirements are met:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • a legal resident and registered voter of the City of Manhattan Beach
  • at least 18 years old on or before the election date
  • not under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • and not serving a court sentence for a felony or election law violation

More specific qualifications and filing deadlines to run for a particular office vary. Citizens desiring to run for public office who meet these general qualifications should contact the City Clerk's Office located at 1400 Highland Avenue, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, or call (310) 802-5056.

Filing Period for Nomination Papers and Candidate's Statements

The filing period for Nomination Papers and Candidate's Statements begins 8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. If a qualified incumbent fails to file by 5:00 PM, Friday, December 7, 2012, non-incumbents may file during the extended period until 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, the City hosted a public meeting to provide all candidates an opportunity to hear from the City's Executive Management team regarding various programs and services provided by each department.  The Department Heads will also be available to answer questions about City operations.  The public and all candidates for office are invited to download the Candidates Public Meeting (PDF).

To schedule an appointment to receive a City Council Candidate Handbook, please contact the City Clerk's office at (310) 802-5056 or e-mail City Clerk Liza Tamura.

On the ballot for consideration will be three (3) City Council Seats and one (1) City Treasurer Seat.

Candidate information will be listed as it becomes available.

Name, email, Website

Office Sought

Address, Phone Number

Date Nomination Papers Pulled

Date Nomination Papers Filed

Date County Confirmed Candidacy

Tim Lilligren


City Treasurer

1201 Elm Avenue
(310) 545-6891 Home
(310) 798-4382 Work




Wayne Powell

City Council

121 36th Street
(310) 545-2184 Home

11/13/2012 11/28/2012


Tony D'Errico

City Council

776 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
(310) 529-8669

11/13/2012 12/06/2012 12/19/2012

Mark Lipps

City Council

628 35th Street
(310) 849-9181

11/13/2012 12/06/2012 12/19/2012

Mitch Ward

City Council

208 South Sepulveda Boulevard
(310) 372-4357 Work

11/13/2012 12/04/2012 12/12/2012

Mark Burton

City Council

1216 2nd Street
(310) 562-7897

11/15/2012 12/05/2012


Viet Ngo


City Council

600 Manhattan Avenue(310) 318-2769

12/03/2012 12/06/2012 12/12/2012
Martha Andreani City Council

117 10th Street
(310) 372-9061 Home


Kathleen Paralusz

City Council 1457 Manhattan Beach Boulevard #D
(310) 621-3734 Home

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