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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Thinking of Running for Gig Harbor City Council?

2023 is an election year in Gig Harbor.

Elections will be held in November for the following positions:

  • Councilmember Position 4 (currently held by Mary Barber)
  • Councilmember Position 5 (currently held by Julie Martin)
  • Councilmember Position 6 (currently held by Le Rodenberg)

Candidates must be a registered voter in the City of Gig Harbor and must have lived within city limits for at least one year prior to election day on November 9, 2023.

Filing with both the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) and Pierce County are required steps in any candidacy. Candidates must file with Pierce County during the week of May 15-19. While this is a required official step in the electoral process, candidates may declare their intent to run for office prior to filing with Pierce County. 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 PDC (see links below).


The following information has been collected to provide prospective candidates with information about the duties and expectations that come with elected office in Gig Harbor. For more information, please contact City Clerk Josh Stecker.


Pierce County Elections:

Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC):

Association of Washington Cities (AWC):

Public Disclosure Commission (PDC):

City of Gig Harbor:

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