Mayor & Council Candidates

Candidate Information

This page contains information about Candidates for Mayor or City Council Member in the November 3, 2020 General Election, and their controlled committees. Candidates who file a Form 501 Statement of Intention and/or formal nomination papers will be shown on this page. In addition to candidates appearing on this page, write-in candidates may also qualify for the ballot.

For information about General Purpose Committees, Primarily Formed Committees, and other recipient (campaign) committees not controlled by a Candidate, please see our Recipient Committees page.

Campaign Finance (FPPC) Filings

Campaign finance statements and other filings for all candidates and committees are available in the Access Pismo public records portal. Unredacted copies of campaign finance filings are available upon request from the Clerk's Office.

Candidate Statements (Statements of Qualification)

The public examination period for Candidate Statements runs for a period of 10 calendar days immediately following the filing deadline for nomination materials. Candidate Statements are available for review in the Access Pismo public records portal. To receive these statements in an alternative format, please email the City Clerk at einderlied@pismobeach.org or call 805-773-7003. City Hall remains closed at this time. 

Candidates for Mayor (1 available seat)

(ballot order)

Name: Dan Shadwell Ballot Designation: Realtor
Date filed Form 501: August 7, 2020
Date filed nomination paperwork: August 7, 2020
Date qualified for ballot: August 10, 2020
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Name: Ed Waage Ballot Designation: Mayor
Date filed Form 501: July 1, 2020
Date filed nomination paperwork: July 27, 2020
Date qualified for ballot: July 28, 2020
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Candidates for City Council Member (2 available seats) 

(ballot order)



Name: Debora Ann Lossing Ballot Designation: Businesswoman
Date filed Form 501: August 4, 2020
Date filed nomination paperwork: August 4, 2020
Date qualified for ballot: August 4, 2020
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Name: Marcia Guthrie Ballot Designation: City Council Member
Date filed Form 501: June 24, 2020
Date filed nomination paperwork: July 31, 2020
Date qualified for ballot: August 3, 2020
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Name: Erik Howell Ballot Designation: Pismo Beach City Council Member
Date filed Form 501: November 5, 2019
Date filed nomination paperwork: July 27, 2020
Date qualified for ballot: July 28, 2020
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Name: James Robert Prichard Ballot Designation: Automotive Warranty Administrator
Date filed Form 501: June 22, 2020
Date filed nomination paperwork: August 5, 2020
Date qualified for ballot: August 6, 2020
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Name: 
Scott A. Newton Ballot Designation: Small Business Owner
Date filed Form 501: July 21, 2020
Date filed nomination paperwork: July 28, 2020
Date qualified for ballot: July 29, 2020
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