Mayor & Council Candidates

Notice: Cancellation of Election

As of the close of the candidate nomination period on August 10, 2018, the number of Mayor and City Council candidates who had filed and qualified for the ballot in Pismo Beach did not exceed the number of offices to be elected.

In accordance with Elections Code §10229, on August 21, 2018, the City Council adopted Resolution R-2018-075 cancelling the November 2018 election of a Mayor and two Council Members. In lieu of holding the election, the one nominated candidate for Mayor and the two nominated candidates for City Council will be appointed to those offices.

The cancellation of this election is projected to save a significant amount of expense. Appointed candidates will be sworn in during December 2018 in the same manner as if the election had been held.

In all other respects, Pismo Beach voters will receive General Election voting materials as usual. Pismo Beach voters are encouraged to verify that their voter registrations are active (link), verify their polling places (link), and otherwise participate in the election as usual.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (805) 773-4657, email City Clerk Erica Inderlied at einderlied@pismobeach.org, or visit our Elections webpage at www.pismobeach.org/elections.

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Candidate Information



This page contains information about Candidates for Mayor or City Council Member in the 
November 6, 2018 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. Certain candidates appearing on this page may not appear on the ballot if all filing requirements are not timely met.

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 statements and other filings for all candidates and committees are available in our Campaign Statements document folder. Intact (unredacted) copies of campaign filings are available upon request from the Clerk's Office.


Candidates for Mayor (1 available seat)


Name: Ed Waage Ballot Designation: Mayor
Date filed Form 501: January 19, 2018
Date filed nomination paperwork: July 23, 2018
Date qualified for ballot: July 26, 2018
View campaign statements and other filings



Candidates for City Council Member (2 available seats)


Name: Sheila Blake Ballot Designation: City Council Member
Date filed Form 501: April 13, 2018
Date filed nomination paperwork: August 1, 2018
Date qualified for ballot: August 3, 2018
View campaign statements and other filings

Name: Tom Burger Ballot Designation: N/A
Date filed Form 501: June 29, 2018
Date filed nomination paperwork: N/A (did not file)
Date qualified for ballot: N/A (did not qualify)
View campaign statements and other filings

Name: Mary Ann Reiss Ballot Designation: Council Member/Businesswoman
Date filed Form 501: July 10, 2018
Date filed nomination paperwork: July 31, 2018
Date qualified for ballot: August 1, 2018
View campaign statements and other filings