Candidates for Town Council

All information is current as of October 28, 2022

  • Click here to view the Voter Guide and sample ballot for Town of Corte Madera.
  • Elections Update: Notice of Nominees for Public Office and Measure to be Voted On (Measure E): Click here to view notice that was published on October 28, 2022.
  • Elections Update: Notice of Qualified Candidates and Ballot Measure (Measure E): Click here to view the notice that was published on August 18, 2022
  • Filing Deadline Extended to 8/17/22: The application period for the November 8, 2022 Municipal Election has been extended to Wednesday, August 17th at 5pm, for non-incumbent filers only, as one or more incumbents have chosen not to file for re-election. Three (3) Council seats are up for election.   
  • View Public Notice here

Nomination Filing Period: The filing period for Town Council candidates opened on Monday, July 18, 2022, and closed on Friday, August 12, 2022. The filing period was extended through 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, for non-incumbent filers only, as two current office-holders with expiring terms did not file by the August 12th deadline.  Candidates for Town Council must be a resident of Corte Madera, at least 18 years of age and a registered voter in the Town of Corte Madera at the time nomination papers are issued.

  • Candidate Application: To download a Candidate Application, click here (for fillable PDF) or here (for word document).  Please return completed applications to the Town Clerk at 
  • Notice of Election: To view or download the Notice of Election click here
  • Councilmember Duties and Responsibilities: To review a summary of the functions and responsibilities of members of the Town Council, click here

Candidates Forum

The Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce hosted a Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The video of the Candidates Forum can be viewed here

Nomination Papers Issued / Filed:

  • Eli Beckman -  July 18, 2022   /   July 20, 2022
  • Robert Lucarini - July 18, 2022   /  August 10, 2022
  • Leila Mongan - July 18, 2022   /   -----
  • Rosa Thomas - July 19, 2022   /  August 10, 2022
  • Pat Ravasio - July 19, 2022   /   August 9, 2022
  • James Andrews - July 21, 2022   /   August 12, 2022

Candidate & Campaign Finance Forms Filed:

* Indicates candidates who have agreed to abide by the Town of Corte Madera's Voluntary Expenditure Limit of  $5,014.00 for the November 8, 2022 election.


Step 1:  Application and determination of eligibility. 
Candidates for Town Council must be 18 years of age or older and a registered voter in the Town of Corte Madera. You must complete a Candidate Application (fillable pdf or word document) to begin the process of running for office. The personal information you provide must match your current registration on file with the Elections Department. The information on this form may be made public, but will not be shown on our website. If you have questions about running for office please call the Town Clerk at (415) 927-5085, or email  If you would like to confirm your voter registration status in advance you, can check the County's voter registration website here

Step 2: Appointment to receive Nomination Paper and other elections information/materials.
After submitting the Candidate Application, you will be contacted by staff to schedule an appointment to receive your Nomination Paper as well as other important elections-related information and materials.  The appointment will take approximately one hour. You may also call the Town Clerk's Office at 415-927-5085 to schedule an appointment. 

Step 3: Declaring Candidacy.
Candidates who intend to raise or spend campaign funds must file Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) prior to solicitation or receipt of any contribution, or expenditure of any personal funds used for the election (including loans). This form is filed with the Corte Madera Town Clerk. The form may be obtained in hard copy from the Town Clerk or electronically from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). (The FPPC also offers a useful Candidate Toolkit that is helpful to new and returning candidates) These documents, and other elections-related forms and information will be provided in the Council Candidate Binder that candidates will receive during their appointment with the Town Clerk.

Step 4: Financial and Campaign Disclosure Obligations.
The FPPC mandates the campaign filing requirements for local candidates. The Town Clerk serves as the filing officer for local campaign disclosure statements. Candidates are required to disclose certain economic interests, and must file periodic campaign reports. Failure to file appropriate statements and reports can result in criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. Failure to file within prescribed deadlines can also lead to monetary filing penalties for each day a statement is late. The appropriate forms may be obtained from either the Town Clerk’s Office or the FPPC website.

  • Please note that on May 3, 2022, the Corte Madera Town Council adopted Town Ordinance No. 1019, regarding Campaign Finance Reform.  The Ordinance can be viewed here:
  • The ordinance added Chapter 2.41 to the Corte Madera Municipal Code, entitled “Campaign Finance Reform - Campaign Contribution Limits for Municipal Elections”, establishing campaign contributions limits of $500 per individual contributor per election, and establishing a process for enforcing those limits.
  • The Town’s current Voluntary Expenditure Limit, as approved in 1997 (Corte Madera Municipal Code § 2.42.010), requires that the Town Clerk calculate the expenditure limit in each election year using the following formula:  The Town’s current population, as determined by the State Department of Finance, multiplied by $0.50. 
  • At the current population of 10,028, per the most recent Department of Finance population estimates, the voluntary expenditure limit for the Town of Corte Madera’s November election will be 10,028 x $0.50, or $5,014.00
You are encouraged to schedule appointments during the nomination period to obtain and file nomination papers. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 927-5085 or email the Town Clerk at