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2019 General Municipal Election - March 5, 2019

On March 5, 2019, the City of Manhattan Beach will conduct a General Municipal Election for two City Councilmember seats with a term of three years and eight months. Those elected on March 5, 2019, have shortened terms by four months and will expire in November 2022.  

The nomination period for the two City Councilmember seats begins on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 7:30 AM and closes on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 5:30 PM. 

If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by § 10229, Elections Code of the State of California.

If you are interested in being a City Council Candidate, please contact the City Clerk’s office to schedule an appointment to pull nomination papers. You can contact the City Clerk’s office via email or by calling (310) 802-5056.

This webpage will be updated throughout the election process with candidate information, registration, polling places, sample ballots, and more.

Candidates Pulling Nomination Papers

Name Office Sought Address
Phone Number
Email Address
Date Nomination
Papers Pulled
Date Nomination
Papers Filed
Date County
Confirmed Candidacy
Joseph A. Ungoco City Councilmember 201 Kelp Street
(H) 424-265-9652
(C) 917-972-4266
(E) ungoco4council@gmail.com
Wayne Powell  City Councilmember  121 36th Street
(E) Waynepowell4mb@gmail.com
(W) www.WaynePowell4MB.com

Joe Franklin

City Councilmember  2001 Pine Avenue
(H) 310-545-8993
(E) joe2001@earthlink.net
(W) www.votejoefranklin.com

Suzanne Hadley

City Councilmember 558 31st Street
(H) 310-546-2722
(C) 310-750-4630
(E) hadley4mb@gmail.com
Brian Withers  City Councilmember  224 13th Street
(C) 310-283-2386
Nick Tell City Councilmember 
 113 S. Poinsettia Avenue 11/15/2018     


At 4:00 PM on Monday, December 10, 2018, in the City Council Chambers at Manhattan Beach City Hall, the City will host a 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.

General Election Information  

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 a registered voter. Voter Registration Forms and other information can be obtained through any of the following means:


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