November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election

Application for Grover Beach City Council Vacancy

The City of Grover Beach is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Grover Beach City Council created by the November 8, 2022 election of Council Member Karen Bright as the City's new Mayor. By a unanimous vote, the City Council decided to fill this vacancy by appointment rather than by holding a special election and would like to invited registered voters of Grover Beach who live in District 4 (please see District Map for boundaries) to apply for the remaining term of the position until December 2024.

This decision opens the process to the public by asking potential candidates to apply for the position rather than being brought forward by Council Members. To apply, community members are asked to complete an application, and submit it to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022. The applications will be provided to the City Council for its January 9, 2022 regular meeting where the Council will conduct candidate interviews and make an appointment for this position.View the application (PDF).

On March 28, 2022 the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 22-02 which changed the City's "at-large" election system to a "district-based" system in which each Council Member seat is elected by the voters in the district in which the candidate resides.  The office of Mayor still remains directly elected "at-large" for a two-year term. The office of Council Member is a four-year term, with terms expiring at staggered intervals. On June 27, 2022 the City Council adopted  Resolution No. 22-30 approving and establishing a Citywide Governance Policy affirming the value of at-large governance of the City.

View Your District:Plan 901 Map_Page_1

Interactive Review Map

  1. Click on layer Adopted Plan 901 on the right-hand side of the interactive map
  2. Type in your address at the top-left search bar of the interactive map.
  3. Find out what district you live in 

Eligibility requirements to run for office are:

  • You must be a resident of Grover Beach; and 
  • Be a current registered voter in the City of Grover Beach.
  • Live in the District that is up for election in that year.

Mayor and Council Member Election

Offices to be Elected

The following City offices are up for election as part of the November 8, 2022 General Election:

  • City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2026) - District 1
  • City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2026) - District 2
  • Mayor (2-year term ending Nov. 2024)

The following individuals have filed their Form 501: "Candidate Intention Statement:"

Council Member for District 1

Name:  Robert Robert - Qualified
Ballot Designation:  Current City Council Member
Date filed Form 501:  8/11/2022
Date filed nomination paperwork:  8/11/2022
Date qualified for ballot:  August 11, 2022

Council Member for District 2

(In Ballot Order)

Name:  Ron Arnoldsen - Qualified
Ballot Designation:  Retired Dentist
Date filed Form 501: August 12, 2022
Date filed nomination paperwork:  August 12, 2022
Date qualified for ballot:  August 13, 2022

Name:  Daniel Rushing - Qualified
Ballot Designation:  Current Council Member
Date filed Form 501:  December 20, 2021
Date filed nomination paperwork:  August 1, 2022
Date qualified for ballot:  August 2, 2022


(In Ballot Order)

Name:  Karen Bright - Qualified
Ballot Designation:  Council Member City of Grover Beach 
Date filed Form 501:  April 18, 2022 
Date filed nomination paperwork:  August 2, 2022 
Date qualified for ballot: August 8, 2022

Name:  Stacy A. Korsgaden - Qualified
Ballot Designation:  Business Owner
Date filed Form 501:  August 12, 2022
Date filed nomination paperwork:  August 12, 2022
Date qualified for ballot:  August 12, 2022

Key dates:

  • Nomination period opens: July 18, 2022, 8:00 a.m.
  • Standard nomination period closes (deadline to file papers): August 12, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
  • Extended nomination period closes (deadline to file for a seat if the incumbent does not file): August 17, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
  • Deadline to register to vote: October 24, 2022* (see below for options if you miss the deadline)
  • Election Day: November 8, 2022

*Voter Eligibility and Registration

In order to be eligible to vote in California, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and 18 years of age or older on Election Day (16- and 17-year-olds may pre-register). Additional limitations may apply. In order to vote in a Grover Beach election, or nominate a candidate for a Grover Beach elected office, an individual must be registered to vote at an address in Grover Beach.

  • Verify your voter registration status: Visit or call San Luis Obispo County Elections at (805) 781-5228.
  • Register or update your voter registration: Visit Paper voter registration forms are available at San Luis Obispo County elections office, local libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and US Post Offices.
  • Additional voter registration information may be found at at If you miss the standard registration deadline, you can still register to vote conditionally and cast a ballot up to and including Election Day.

Candidate and Committee Information

  • To view information about candidates for this election, please visit our Elections Information - November 2022 page.
  • To view election notices and campaign filings (FPPC forms announcing the intent to solicit contributions, announcing the formation of a committee, disclosing donor names and donation amounts, etc.) for Grover Beach candidates and committees for the 2022 election, please visit "Campaign Finance Disclosures - November 2022" folder.

Information for Prospective Candidates

Residents interested in running for office are encouraged to contact the City Clerk's Office early for information about required paperwork and filing deadlines. The City Clerk offers hour-long appointments to discuss the prospect of running for office with any interested resident.

Grover Beach City Clerk's Office
City Hall, 154 S. 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m . to 5:00 p.m.)
Phone (805) 473-4568
Email City Clerk Wendi Sims:

Candidates must be registered to vote in the City of Grover Beach. Individuals who intend to run for office must file certain Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) forms with the City Clerk's Office before soliciting any campaign contributions or making any campaign expenditures. In order for a candidate's name to appear on the ballot, the candidate must obtain officially issued nomination materials from the City Clerk's Office, and submit all required nomination paperwork, including a petition signed by other city voters, during the specified nomination period (see "Key Dates" above). Other filing requirements include FPPC forms disclosing certain personal economic interests, and information about campaign contributions and expenditures.

Campaign Signs

Please visit the Campaign Signs page for more information.