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The City of Lake Oswego has a council-manager form of government. The Council is composed of a Mayor and six Councilors, all elected from the City at large for a term of four years.  Terms of Councilors are staggered, with three Councilors elected at each general election.

November 8, 2016 General Election

The following is the final list of candidates filing completed petitions to be included on the ballot for the November 8, 2016 General Election. The position of Mayor and three Councilor positions are open on the Lake Oswego City Council, each for four-year terms beginning January 1, 2017. The Councilor positions are elected at large. Residents are to vote for a Mayor and three candidates for City Council.

For Mayorvote for one

  • Dave Berg
  • Jon Gustafson
  • Kent Studebaker

For City Councilvote for three

  • Charles Collins
  • Theresa Kohlhoff
  • John LaMotte
  • Skip O’Neill

Candidate information will appear in Voter's Pamphlets, which are mailed in October. Ballots are mailed October 19-25.

The City Council will refer three measures to city voters at the November 8, 2016 General Election.

Measure 3-489Charter Amendment Relating to Notices of City Elections
Measure 3-490 - Prohibiting Certain Marijuana Production and Sales Facilities in Lake Oswego
Measure 3-491Advisory Vote on a Municipal Fiber-Optic Broadband Network

Convenient Ballot Box Locations

Lake Oswego Has two ballot drop box locations

City Hall - Outdoor Box
380 A Avenue
Upper parking lot on Fourth St. behind the building, in the turn around - open 24/7!

Lake Oswego Public Library - Indoor Box
706 Fourth Street
During library hours


Election Resources

The 2016 City Council Candidate Guide is available below. The guide provides general information about elections, qualifications for candidacy, and directions for filing for elective office.

The Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division publishes candidate manuals, filing forms, information on State election law, and campaign finance.

City elections are governed by the laws and regulations of the City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, and the State of Oregon. Lake Oswego Charter and Code pertaining to elections can be found on the City's website.

The City of Lake Oswego is located in three counties; Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington. For more information on county election offices follow the links listed at the bottom of this page.

For questions, please contact the City Recorder, Anne-Marie Simpson, at 503-534-4225 or by email. You may also contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 503-986-1518.

Voter Registration

The Oregon Secretary of State's website offers an online voter registration form and a way to check on or update your registration. Voter registration forms are also available at City Hall and the library. Registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 General Election was October 18. Questions about your registration? Click here.