What does it mean to be a special district board member?
Being a board member on a special district board entails a commitment to being actively involved in setting the direction of the district and, most importantly, serving the best interests of the community and district constituents.
Nominations filing schedule will be posted a minimum of six (6) months prior to election.
How to become a candidate
1) Decide if you are going to do the optional Statement of Qualifications. (200 word statement).
(SOQ prices will be available closer to the opening of Nominations, please note prices have increased because Sonoma is now a bilingual county)
2) You should think about how you want your name to appear on the ballot and what you would want to use for a ballot designation.
(Ballot Designation: 3 words or less to describe your primary occupation or vocation.)
3) You would complete a Statement of Economic Interests form (700). You can get the form at the FPPC’s website. http://www.fppc.ca.gov/index.php?id=500
(Check the “Candidate Box and put the Election Year” on the Cover sheet and fill out any schedules that apply.)
4.) Campaign Statements
a. Do NOT plan on raising or spending any money - 470 Form
b. Plan on spending up to $1,999 - 470 & 501 Form
c. Plan on spending OVER $2,000 - 410 & 501 Form
(All forms can be found here: http://www.fppc.ca.gov/forms.html#title2)
5.) Code of Fair campaign practices
6.) Declaration of Candidacy
(You will complete this final document when you come in to do your nomination paperwork)
There is no filing fee for School Districts or Special Districts. Candidate must be a customer and live in the FORESTVILLE WATER district and is a registered voter.
ROV-Campaign@Sonoma-county.org (Questions on campaign finance forms)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11485, Santa Rosa, CA 95406
Physical Address: 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403