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2019 General Municipal Election - March 5, 2019

On March 5, 2019, the City of Manhattan Beach conducted a General Municipal Election for two City Councilmember seats with a term of three years and eight months. ThoseElections 2019 Ad 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 has closed.

This webpage will be updated throughout the election process with candidate information, registration, polling places, sample ballots, and more.
You can contact the City Clerk’s office via email or by calling (310) 802-5056.



City Council Candidate Forums

Candidate Forums are not official events organized by the City of Manhattan Beach. However, the City encourages resident participation and education in the municipal electoral process.  Below is a list of the Candidate Forums the City has been notified of. If you would like to add your organization's forum to the website, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (310) 802-5056.  


 Sponsor/Contact Recording
January 28, 2019
7:15 AM
Westdrift Hotel
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach Rotary 2530
February 6, 2019
9:30 AM
Manhattan House
1019 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Remax Estate Properties
Susan Sweeney
February 12, 2019 7:00 PM Police/Fire Conference Room
420 15th Street
Manhattan Beach Residents Association  

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February 14, 2019 9:00 AM

American Martyrs Church
O'Donnell Hall
624 15th Street

American Martyrs Church  
February 21, 2019  11:30 AM

Joslyn Community Center
Ocean Banquet Hall
1401 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program


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Qualified List of Candidates - March 5, 2019 Election

Name Office Sought Address
Phone Number
Email Address
Date Nomination
Papers Pulled
Date Nomination
Papers Filed
Date County
Confirmed Candidacy
Joseph A. Ungoco City Council 201 Kelp Street
(H) (424) 265-9652
(C) (917) 972-4266
(E) ungoco4council@gmail.com
(W) www.ungoco4council.org
 11/13/2018 12/6/2018
Wayne Powell  City Council 121 36th Street
(H) (310) 545-2184
(E) Waynepowell4mb@gmail.com
(W) www.WaynePowell4MB.com
11/13/2018  12/3/2018  12/10/2018

Joe Franklin

City Council 2001 Pine Avenue
(H) (310) 545-8993
(C) (310) 200-8018
(E) joe2001@earthlink.net
(W) www.votejoefranklin.com
11/13/2018   12/3/2018  12/10/2018

Suzanne Hadley

City Council 558 31st Street
(H) (310) 546-2722
(C) (310) 750-4630
(E) hadley4mb@gmail.com
(W) www.Hadley4mb2019.com
11/13/2018   12/3/2018  12/10/2018
Brian Withers  City Council 224 13th Street
(C) (310) 283-2386
(E) briwithers@yahoo.com
(W) www.withers4mb.com
11/14/2018  12/3/2018  12/10/2018
Mark Burton
City Council
1216 2nd Street
(C) (310) 562-7897
(E) markfburton@gmail.com
(W) www.burtonforcouncil.org
 12/6/2018  12/12/2018
Hildy Stern
City Council
3009 Elm Avenue
(C) (310) 503-0674
(E) hildy@hildystern.com
(W) www.hildystern.com
 12/3/2018  12/6/2018  12/12/2018

Candidates that pulled nomination papers but did not file:

Name Office Sought
Phone Number
Email Address
Date Nomination
Papers Pulled
Date Nomination
Papers Filed
Date County
Confirmed Candidacy
Nick Tell City Council 113 S. Poinsettia Avenue 11/15/2018 N/A
Jeffrey Serota
City Council 584 27th Street




At 4:00 PM on Monday, December 10, 2018, in the City Council Chambers at Manhattan Beach City Hall, the City hosted 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 were also available to answer questions about City operations.

Ballot Measure A

At the December 4, 2018, meeting, City Council adopted Resolution Nos. 18-0521 placing a ballot measure on the March 5, 2019, General Municipal Election to increase the City’s uniform hotel/motel occupancy tax (TOT) to 14% and directed the City Attorney to prepare an impartial analysis. Additionally, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 18-0164  providing for the filing of rebuttal arguments for city measures submitted at Municipal Elections. Consistent with the elections code, the City Clerk has posted a notice to voters regarding the date after which no arguments for or against the City Measure may be submitted to the City Clerk. If you have questions, or need additional information, please see the Measure A Voter Information page, or contact the City Clerk's office at (310) 802-5056 or via email.


General Election Information  

The City Clerk is the local elections administrator for the City's General Municipal Election.  The City Clerk's responsibilities include, but are 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 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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