How to Run for City Council

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

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.
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:

Contact Information
For general questions, please contact staff in the City Clerk's Office.

City Clerk

There are several ways to bring issues to the City Council. You can contact councilmembers directly via email, mail, or in-person.

By Email:
Entire City Council 

By Mail:
City of Bonney Lake
Attn: City Clerk
9002 Main ST E, STE 300
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

You are also welcome to address the Council in person at a public meeting. Council meetings are normally held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month and include a citizen comment period. For information on making public comments at Council meetings, visit the Council Agendas Page. To view the Council Meeting schedule, visit the Council Calendar Page.