City Council Candidate Filing Week
Posted on 05/15/2023

Elections for Bonney Lake city council positions are held during the November General Election on odd number years.

The next election will be held on November 7, 2023, for the following positions:

  • Councilmember Position 2
  • Councilmember Position 4
  • Councilmember Position 5
  • Councilmember Position 7

Individuals interested in running for office must be a registered voter in the City of Bonney Lake and must have lived within city limits for at least one year prior to election day. 

Here are the requirements as specified by law:

How to file as a candidate

Filing with both Pierce County and the Public Disclosure Commission are required steps in any candidacy.

Filing with Pierce County
Candidate Filing Week is usually around the 3rd week in May. In 2023, Candidate Filing Week opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 15 and closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 19. 

A Declaration of Candidacy must be submitted to Pierce County during Candidate Filing Week.

For a list of filing requirements and deadlines, visit: 

Filing with the Public Disclosure Commission
By publicly stating an intent to run for office or accepting campaign contributions, a candidate may trigger the official start of their campaign. Once a campaign has begun, candidates have two weeks to file with the Public Disclosure Commission (see links below).

Helpful Information
The following information has been collected to provide prospective candidates with information about the duties and expectations that come with elected office.
Pierce County Elections:

Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC):

Association of Washington Cities (AWC):

Public Disclosure Commission (PDC):

City of Bonney Lake:

Other Recommended Resources: