Recorder's Office: Elections
1924 Council Street
P.O. Box 326
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116-0326
City Recorder: Anna D. Ruggles, CMC
The City of Forest Grove operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is responsible to the citizens of Forest Grove to establish and direct the policies governing the administration and management of the City.
General Election, November 4, 2014:
Council Candidate Filing Forms (Click on link)
November 4, 2014, citizens of Forest Grove will vote to fill Mayor (Mayor Peter Truax is eligible for re-election) and three City Councilor positions (Councilors Thomas Johnston, Camille Miller and Ronald Thompson are eligible for re-election).
Candidate Filing is by Prospective Petition no earlier than 9:00 a.m. July 7, 2014 (120th day before General Election).
Candidate Signature Sheets may not be circulated until a Prospective Petition is filed with the City Recorder and written approval is received no earlier than the first filing date of 9:00 a.m. July 7, 2014.
Candidate Nomination is by Completed Petition no later than 5:00 p.m. August 26, 2014 (70th day before General Election).
The following candidates are CERTIFIED to have their name published on the ballot for General Election, November 4, 2014 (Filing by Completed Petition is no later than 5:00 p.m. August 26, 2014):
CANDIDATE FILING BY COMPLETED PETITION FOR MAYOR POSITION (Vote for One):
PETER B. TRUAX (Incumbent)
CANDIDATE FILING BY COMPLETED PETITION FOR COUNCILOR POSITION (Vote for Three):
Tom (TJ) Johnston (Incumbent)
Ron Thompson (Incumbent)
Election Signs City Code Provisions(10.8.820 Temporary Signs)
Temporary election signs may not exceed six (6) square feet each in area during the period from six (6) weeks prior to a public election or the time the election is called, whichever is earlier, to 14 (fourteen) days after the public election. Temporary signs may only be located on private property, with the permission of property owner, and . Signs cannot be placed on power poles, traffic controls, street trees, etc. Avoid vision hazard areas along corners, intersections, fire hydrants, etc. No permit is required for temporary election signs. Please refer to Code Section 3.910 Obstruction in Public Rights-of-Way. Civil penalties are imposed for violations of City Code.