Victor City Council Candidate Filing Period: On Nov. 5 residents of the City of Victor will elect two Council Members and a Mayor to serve four year terms. Declarations of Candidacy are available at Victor City Hall from the City Clerk or linked below. The filing period is from August 26 to September 6th at 5:00 P.M.
Declaration of Candidacy Form
Mayor and City Council Salary/Benefits: To encourage more citizens to run for office, the current Mayor and City Council updated the pay structure by creating two salary and benefit options for the 2020 Mayor and Council to choose from:
- Option A includes a $15,000 annual salary for the Mayor and a $5,000 annual salary for a member of Council. The Mayor would receive individual health insurance plus spouse or family insurance. A member of City Council would receive individual health insurance.
- Option B includes a $34,500 annual salary for the Mayor and a $11,500 annual salary for a member of Council. No health insurance benefits are provided.
The current Mayor and City Council approved this structure to create an equitable option for those thinking about running for office that already having health insurance or that cannot take advantage of full family or spousal health insurance benefits.
The updated pay will come into effect on January 1, 2020 and the two options are of equal fiscal impact to the City.
Why Run for Office: We reached out to current and past Mayors and Councilmembers to ask what stood out about their time serving the Victor community. Here’s what they had to say!
Current Councilmember Dustin Green said, “Serving on Victor City Council is an educational opportunity of service.”
Former Mayor Scott Fitzgerald said, “Serving as an elected official gave me an opportunity to develop a deep connection to my community, friendships with a broad cross-section of our residents, and personal growth. I rank my time in office equally as valuable as my time in college. In many ways, serving in office is like getting a masters degree in business administration, urban planning, and psychology all at once!”
Former Mayor Zach Smith said, “Every citizen should get involved in their community in any small or big way that works for them. I learned an incredible amount about our community, government and myself from my time in office and am grateful for the time that the citizens of Victor allowed me to serve.”
Former Councilmember Dave Bergart said, “I wanted to be of service and thought I could make a difference. It turned out to be a fantastic experience getting to know members of the community, staff, developers, business owners, and advocacy groups. I was able to leverage my skills while learning new ones like differences in sewer technologies, water systems, and smart growth. Highly recommend getting involved and running.”