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West Linn City Council Candidate Qualifications

What are the qualifications to run for Council?

The Council is elected from the City at large for four-year terms. Per Section 12 of the West Linn City Charter:

(a) A candidate for City office shall be a qualified elector under the State Constitution and shall have resided in the City during the twelve months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office. “City” means the area inside the City limits at the time of the election or appointment. Elected City officers, subsequent to their election or appointment, shall continue to be residents of the City during their entire term of office.

(b) No person may be a candidate at a single election for more than one elective City office.

(c) An elected officer may be employed in a City position that is substantially volunteer in nature. Whether the position is so may be decided by the Municipal Court or in some other manner, whichever the Council prescribes.

(d) Except as subsection (c) of this section provides to the contrary, the Council is the final judge of the election and qualifications of its members.

(e) The qualifications of appointed officers of the City are as the Council prescribes or authorizes.