News for Page Lake Powell Arizona

City of Page Council/Mayoral Candidates

Candidates for 2018 Page City Council/Mayor

MAYOR 1 seat available

Brian Carey – Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview



David Doyal – Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview




Levi Tappan – Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview




Bill Diak – Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview




2 YEAR TERM CITY COUNCIL 2 seats available

Dennis Warner – Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview




Jeff Szabo – Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview




Kristin Davis – (Did Not Participate)





4 YEAR TERM CITY COUNCIL 3 seats available


Mark Cormier – Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview




Theresa Bowlby – Listen to her Lake Powell Life News Interview




Rick Yanke  Listen to his Lake Powell Life News Interview




No Image Available Kyle Davis – (Dropped Out of Race) 



2018 Primary Election – Tuesday, August 28, 2018

2018 General Election – Tuesday, November 6, 2018


The Mayor and five Council Member seats will be open for election in 2018.  The current Mayor and Council Member terms that expire in 2018 are:  Mayor William R. Diak and Councilors Mark Cormier, Darby McNutt, Levi Tappan, Mike Bryan and Dennis Warner.

Candidate information from the City of Page here.

Information regarding a new law regarding threshold was sent to Page candidates in the form of  memo from the City Clerk of Page that read:

Subject:  Implementation of House Bill (HB) 2078 (political subdivisions; candidate committee)

During the 2018 legislative session, HB 2078[1] was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.  The legislation does the following:

  1. Lowers the threshold amount that triggers candidate committee registration from $1,100 to $500 for city and town candidates;
  2. Exempts the $500 threshold from the biennial increase every two years; and
  3. Removes the fee assessed to a city or town for opting into the Secretary of State’s campaign finance system.

This Memo addresses the impact of the first two provisions.

Currently, a candidate committee at the state or local level is not required to register until the candidate receives contributions or makes expenditures, in any combination, of at least $1,100.[2]  Registration requires the filing of the Statement of Organization and the obligation to file campaign finance reports.[3] When HB 2078 becomes effective, a city or town candidate must register as a candidate committee when the candidate receives contributions, or makes expenditures, in any combination, of at least $500.

HB 2078 will be effective on Friday, August 3, 2018.  Your city or town may have candidates who currently are not required to register as a committee, but when the new law becomes effective, must file a Statement of Organization and begin filing reports.

For example, if you have a council candidate who has received contributions or made expenditures totaling $800 prior to the effective date, the threshold is $1,100 for committee registration so the candidate has not had to register as a committee. On August 3, 2018, the threshold is $500 and the candidate’s $800 is over the threshold amount.  Therefore, the candidate has ten days[4] from the effective date to file a Statement of Organization because the candidate meets the new committee registration requirements.  Additionally, the candidate must begin filing reports.  State law requires that candidate committee reports be cumulative for the election cycle to which they relate.[5]

As a reminder here are the campaign finance reporting deadlines[6] for the 2018 Fall Election Cycle:

 Election Date: August 28, 2018 (November 6, 2018)

Filing Deadline Type of Report Reporting Period
07/16/18 Quarterly 04/01/18 – 06/30/18
08/20/18 Pre-Primary 07/01/18 – 08/11/18
10/15/18 Post-Primary/Quarterly 08/12/18 – 09/30/18
10/29/18 Pre-General 10/01/18 – 10/20/18
01/15/19 Post-General/Quarterly 10/21/18 – 12/31/18

There is no prohibition if a candidate wants to register a committee prior to reaching the threshold amount, but once a Statement of Organization is filed the candidate is required to file campaign finance reports.

Candidates, this is your notice of this impending change during the candidate filing period so the candidates who are receiving contributions or making expenditures of at least $500 will be prepared to file a Statement of Organization and campaign finance reports when the law becomes effective on August 3, 2018.

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