Elections

City Election Information


The City Clerk of Pocatello is responsible for administering elections for all city-elected offices, which include the Mayor and six City Council seats. The six members of the City Council work part time and function as the legislative body of the city.
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The Mayor is the full-time administrator managing the day-to-day activities of the city. The City Clerk of Pocatello is also responsible for auditing all city election campaign financial reports.

Declaration of Candidacy


Opens:  Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes:  Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Terms


City of Pocatello elected officials serve 4-year terms. Elections are staggered every two years with the election for Mayor and City Council Seats 4, 5, and 6 taking place separately from City Council Seats 1, 2, and 3. For example, the next election for Council Seats 1, 2 and 3 is 2019, while the next election for Mayor and Council Seats 4, 5 and 6 is 2021.

The next City of Pocatello election is November 5, 2019. Candidates for City Council Seats 1, 2, and 3 will be elected. For information on voter registration, please visit the Voting page.

All other elections that take place within the City of Pocatello are managed and administered by the Bannock County Clerk's Office. For more information, visit the Bannock County Elections Office's page.

2019 Election Official Candidate List

(in alphabetical order by last name)

Council Seat #1 Candidates

Name Address Phone
W. James “Jim” Johnston 6375 South Bannock Highway
83201
jimjohnston8@gmail.com
208-232-9010
Paul L. Schmidtlein 303 South 10th Avenue
83201
paulschmidtlein@yahoo.com
Pending
Dale G. Spencer 221 South 13th Avenue
83201
dalepicturedog@gmail.com
208-269-0767
Christine “Chris” Stevens 4801 Kim Drive
83204
kekdog4@gmail.com
208-244-4893

Council Seat #2 Candidates

Name Address Phone
Lance Kolbet 1275 Dolostone Drive
83201
lkolbet@myunifi.com
208-406-3219
Claudia Ortega 1365 Stoneridge Drive
83201
claudiaortega2004@gmail.com
208-244-4833
Colton T. Peterson 1625 Sierra Drive
83201
coltonp89@gmail.com
208-760-7112

Council Seat #3 Candidates

Name Address Phone
Roger Bray 6 Debbie Drive
83204
rrjames113@aol.com
208-251-1690
Idaho Lorax Carta Protected (verified by
Bannock County Elections)
Protected
Ethan Ennis 138 Wayne Avenue
83201
ethanennis8@gmail.com
208-221-9961
Arlen M. Walker 648 South 6th Avenue
83201
walkerarlen@gmail.com
208-406-3975
Donald “Don” Zebe 465 Barrett Street
83201
dizebe@icloud.com
208-403-1973