Candidates for Town Council - May 4, 2021 Special Election

The Candidate list below was updated during the nomination period. The list will be displayed in alphabetical order, by last name.

Candidate NameDate Nomination Papers IssuedDate Qualified
(by verification of signatures)
Chavez, Oscar01/20/202102/05/2021
Donoho, Julia01/25/202102/01/2021
Leasure, Jeffrey
02/04/202102/05/2021
Reynoza, Rosa01/14/202102/05/2021
Tessier, Thomas J.01/20/2021Withdrawn
Wilson, Cody01/13/202101/27/2021


The Nomination Period opened on Monday, January 11, 2021 and closed on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. 

Official nomination petitions for eligible candidates that desired to file for the at-large Councilmember seat, were available from the Office of the Town Clerk, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, from January 11, 2021, through February 5, 2021, by appointment only. Due to COVID-19, Town offices remain closed to the public. However, the Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk were available to issue and accept nomination papers by appointment only during the nomination period. 

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Nomination Process

During the open nomination period, each interested candidate meets with the Town Clerk and/or Deputy Town Clerk. Each candidate is provided a 2021 Candidate’s Filing Guide containing useful information and regulations regarding the election process and campaign. Candidates also receive important documents to be completed and filed by the end of the nomination period. These documents include, but are not limited to the Nomination Petition, Ballot Designation Worksheet, Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications Form, Code of Fair Campaign Practices and FPPC Forms (mandated by the Fair Political Practices Commission). Note that this special election is to fill a vacated at-large Councilmember seat due to the election of Dominic Foppoli as the At-large Mayor. Therefore, there is no extension of the nomination period.