Election Information

City of Villa Park General Municipal Election

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

This page provides you with information related to the two (2) separate processes related to running for local office: 

1.         Becoming an official City Councilmember candidate

2.         Starting a campaign which raises or expends funds toward a particular election

Please be advised:  The City Clerk’s Office is prohibited from providing third-party advice related to specific campaign activities. We encourage you to research and familiarize yourself with the information provided in this packet, the materials, rules, and regulations provided by the State of California (listed further in this packet), and enlist the support of the appropriate legal and financial counsel prior to starting your campaign or filing your official nomination paperwork.



Your name can only appear on the November 3, 2020 ballot as a qualified City of Villa Park City Council candidate through the official candidate nomination process. Nomination paperwork cannot be issued or filed outside of the official nomination period.  Nomination paperwork can only be issued by and filed with the Villa Park City Clerk.

Positions Open for Election:  City Councilmember, 2 seats open

                                                       -     4 year terms (November 3, 2020 – November 5, 2024)

Candidate Qualifications:     At the time the nomination papers are issued, a candidate must be:

-         At least 18 years old

-        A United States citizen

-        A resident of the City of Villa Park

-         Registered to vote in the City of Villa Park

Candidate Filing Period:     Monday, July 13, 2020, 8am through Friday, August 7, 2020, 5pm

Please note: Nomination period will be extended through Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 5pm should an eligible incumbent fail to file official nomination paperwork by Friday, August 7, 2020, 5pm

Eligible incumbents may only file through Friday, August 7, 2020, 5pm. They do not qualify to file during any extension period. If either eligible incumbent fails to file by Friday, August 7, 2020, 5pm, the nomination period will be extended through Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 5pm for any other eligible Villa Park resident.

Eligible incumbents: Robbie Pitts and Vince Rossini

Election Official:                 City Clerk, City of Villa Park

                                           17855 Santiago Boulevard, Villa Park, CA 92861

                      (714) 998-1500

All official paperwork must be issued from and filed with the City Clerk of Villa Park or his authorized deputies during regular office hours.  Due to the Orange County Health Officer Order and mandatory social distancing orders, we recommend you to schedule an appointment with the City Clerk for issuance and filing of the official paperwork during the nomination period. 

All official nomination paperwork must be filed at the same time in the Office of the Villa Park City Clerk and must be complete at the time of filing.

There is no electronic filing for the City of Villa Park Election. 

Regular Office Hours:         Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm (except as posted)


You are not prohibited from raising or expending funds towards an election prior to becoming an official candidate.  You can form an election committee any time prior to a particular election as long as you follow the rules and regulations set by the State of California pursuant to election campaigns. 

There is certain paperwork you must file at the local and state level prior to expending or receiving funds toward a particular election campaign, depending on the source and amount of the funds. 

This paperwork is available free of charge through the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Along with this information sheet, the City Clerk’s Office will provide you with the FPPC’s Manual for Local Candidates, the FPPC’s Information Fact Sheet for Local Candidates, and copies of the most commonly utilized forms.  The City Clerk’s Office cannot advise you as to the appropriate forms to file or when to file your campaign paperwork.  Deadlines for the filing of campaign forms are listed within the information provided by the FPPC.

NOTE: You can ONLY become an official candidate by being issued and filing the Official Nomination paperwork during the Official Filing period. Paperwork cannot be issued by the City Clerk prior to the Nomination period and cannot be accepted after the final deadline. The Official Candidate Nomination period for the November 3, 2020 election is:  Monday, July 13, 2020, 8am through Friday, August 7, 2020, 5pm.


Starting your campaign:      Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)

           428 J Street, Suite 620

           Sacramento, CA  95814

           (866) 275-3772


FPPC - Candidate Toolkits – How to get started with your campaign


FPPC - Campaign Rules


                                           FPPC – Information Manual for Local Candidates


California Secretary of State, Political Reform Division

1500 11th Street, 4th Floor, Room 495

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-6224


Elected 87200

This notice has been posted in accordance with California Government Code Section 87505.

Filers The following public officials, specified in Government Code Section 87200 include Mayors, Councilmembers, City Attorneys, City Managers, Planning Commissioners, and persons who manage public investments, file Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700’s) with the City Clerk of the City of Villa Park.

Statements of Economic Interests for certain state and local government agency elected officers are available in electronic format on the Fair Political Practices Commission’s website.

In addition, copies of Statements of Economic Interests for these public officials, may be obtained by visiting the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission or Villa Park City Hall at:

  • Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) 428 J Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Villa Park City Hall 17855 Santiago Boulevard Villa Park, CA 92861

The following public officials, identified as Section 87200 filers, file Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700’s) with the City Clerk of the City of Villa Park:

Robbie Pitts Mayor
Crystal Miles Mayor Pro Tem
Robert Collacott Councilmember
Vince Rossini Councilmember
Chad Zimmerman
Todd Litfin City Attorney
Steve Franks
City Manager
John Bogart City Treasurer