November 8, 2022

Town of Atherton - Candidates - November 8, 2022 Election 

Town of Atherton will conduct local elections with the State elections on November 8, 2022. The Town will hold an election for three (3) Council Members to four (4) year terms beginning in December, 2022. 

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR 2022 ATHERTON CITY COUNCIL 

The following is a list of qualified candidates for Atherton City Council. 

Name
Contact Information
Candidate Statement
 Rick DeGolia 

Incumbent 

 

www.rickdegolia.com

 Bill Widmer

Incumbent 



www.billwidmer4atherton.com

Stacy Miles Holland 

Parent / Business Owner 

stacy@votestacy.com
www.votestacy.com

Gregory Conlon 

Businessman / CPA 


www.gregconlon.com


Please visit the Atherton City Council Frequently Asked Questions 

November 8, 2022 Election Results: (PENDING)

2022 Election Data Election Counts Election Percentages
Rick DeGolia
1,23231.47% 
Bill Widmer
1,15229.43% 
Stacy Miles Holland
81520.82% 
Gregory Conlon
71618.29% 


The complete San Mateo County November 8, 2022 certified results will be available at the County Elections page within the Statement of the Vote. For full San Mateo County election results visit: San Mateo County Elections Results Page

The Town of Atherton Resolution Certifying the November 8, 2022 Election will be posted here when available. 

Where to Vote 

The Town Administrative Offices will have a Vote-by-Mail drop-box available during regular business hours. You can drop off your Vote-by-Mail ballot at Town Center, 80 Fair Oaks, Atherton, CA 94027.  

Atherton Vote Center 

Menlo College, El Camino Hall - 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027 

For a full list of all Voting Centers in San Mateo County for the November 8, 2022 Election visit the San Mateo County Elections website at www.smvote.org

Town Vote-by-Mail (VBM) Indoor Ballot Drop-box

Town Hall - 80 Fair Oaks Lane, Atherton, CA 94027 

Hours of Operation: 

  • Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Close for lunch daily)

2022 Election Information and Resources

Campaign Rules

The City Clerk is the local Filing Officer. All local campaign Committees are required to file Campaign Statements with the City Clerk. The City Clerk maintains regulations and forms under the State’s Political Reform Act. 

All election Form 410, 460, 461, 465, 470, 497, or 501’s filed by Council Candidates are provided by the City Clerk Office.  To arrange for a virtual or in-person appointment or if you have any questions, please contact Anthony Suber, City Clerk at asuber@ci.atherton.ca.us or 650.752.0529.

Contribution Limits - City Candidates: AB 571 Fact Sheet

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 571 (Stats. 2019, Ch. 556, AB 571 Mullin), beginning January 1, 2021 a state campaign contribution limit will by default apply to city candidates when the city has not already enacted a contribution limit on such candidates. The Town of Atherton has not established Contribution Limits and are subject to the default limits set by AB 571. Along with the new campaign contribution limit, there are also other related provisions that formerly applied only to state level candidates that will now apply to city candidates. 

Current State Contribution Limit 

The contribution limit that will now apply to city candidates pursuant to AB 571 is updated biennially for inflation. Contribution limits can be found in Regulation 18545(a)2 and on the FPPC website’s FPPC Regulations page. The default limit for contributions to city and county candidates subject to AB 571 for 2021-2022 is set at $4,900 per election 

Election Material

  • Candidate Filing Checklist
  • Letter to Candidate
  • Table of Contents

    Candidacy Papers
    1.Public Information Resume (voluntary)
    2.Nomination Papers/Affidavit Circulator
    3.Declaration of Candidacy/Oath of Office
    4.Ballot Designation Worksheet
    5.Candidates Statement (No Form – candidate types and submits hard copy and electronic copy) 200 word max.
    6.Candidate Statement of Qualifications Form
    7.Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form
    8.Permission to Post Personal Information on Internet
    9.Chinese Given Name Translation Form
    10.Form 700 – Conflict of Interest Code


    Campaign Statements and other Forms
    1.Campaign Disclosure Manual 
    2.Form 501 Candidate Intention Statement - This is required of potential candidates before they can begin fundraising.
    3.Form 410 - File this form within 10 days of receiving $2,000 in contributions. Include a $50 payment made payable to the Secretary of State.

    Candidates Raising and Spending less than $2,000

    A candidate who does not plan to raise or spend $2,000 or more in a calendar year, including the candidate’s personal funds, must file one or both of the following forms:

    •Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement). The Form 501 must be filed only if the candidate plans to raise or spend any money, including the candidate’s personal funds.
    •Form 470 (Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement— Short Form). The Form 470 may be filed by a candidate or officeholder who does not anticipate raising or spending $2,000 or more in a calendar year.

    Personal funds used to pay filing or ballot statement fees are not counted toward the $2,000 committee qualification threshold. If a candidate does not raise any money and personal funds are used only to pay filing or ballot statement fees, the candidate is not required to file the Form 501.

    A candidate who plans to raise or spend $2,000 or more in a calendar year, including the candidate’s personal funds, must:

    •File the Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement).
    •File the Form 410 (Statement of Organization).
    •Establish a campaign bank account

    A candidate or officeholder who would like to use leftover campaign funds from a previous election must re-designate or transfer the funds before they become “surplus funds.” (See Chapters 5 and 11 of the Campaign Disclosure Manual)

    As discussed in detail in the Campaign Disclosure Manual, once a candidate controlled committee has raised or spent $2,000 or more, the following reports must also be filed:

    •Form 497 (24-hour Contribution Report). Within 90 days before the election, including the date of the election, if a committee receives a contribution(s) of $1,000 or more from a single source, the Form 497 must be filed within 24 hours.

    Form 460 (Recipient Committee Campaign Statement). The Form 460 contains an overview of the committee’s activity during a specified period. It is used to file semi-annual and pre-election statements. See Campaign Filing Deadlines included in the section below.

    Other Useful Information
    1.Town of Atherton Municipal Code, Chapter 2
    2.Campaign Filing Deadlines (Form 460)


    ALL STATEMENTS AND FORMS LISTED ABOVE ARE PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.