City Council Candidate Information

2019 Twin Falls City Council Election candidates and contested seats are now posted. See below.

The Twin Falls City Council consists of seven seats that are open to all city residents on a rotational basis. This page provides the necessary forms and documents required by all candidates to run for office within Twin Falls City Government. If you have questions regarding candidacy forms, please contact the Executive Clerk of the City of Twin Falls via email or at 208-735-7245.

Candidate Forms

Declaration of Candidacy

Declaration of Candidacy

All candidates are required to file for candidacy with the Twin Falls City Clerk. The necessary form is available here.


Finance Manager

Certification of Treasurer

All campaigns are required to assign a treasurer in charge of managing incoming campaign funds on behalf of the candidate and must file with the Twin Falls City Clerk.


Write In Candidate

Declaration of Write-in Candidate

To be considered as a viable write-in candidate, this form must be completed and returned to the Twin Falls City Clerk no later than 5 p.m. October 8.


Candidate Withdrawl

Candidate Withdrawal

To withdraw candidacy for office, this form must be completed, signed, and submitted to the Twin Falls City Clerk prior to election day.


Campaign Manual

Election Manual

The City of Twin Falls oversees candidate filings for city elections and assists with answering questions from residents about city elections.


Campaign Finance Manual

Campaign Finance Reporting Manual

The 2019 Campaign Finance Reporting Manual provides candidates and campaign treasurers with an understanding of their responsibilities under Idaho Code.


2019 Election Filing Dates

Candidates may certify their political treasurer at any time, but all candidates must designate a political treasurer before raising or expending any campaign funds. See the Campaign Finance Reporting requirements here.

August 26: – 8 a.m. Candidate filing period opens

September 6: – 5 p.m. Candidate filing period closes

September 20: – Deadline for candidates to withdraw their candidacy

October 8: – Deadline for write-in candidates to file their declaration of intent

Council Seats & Terms

  • Seat 1: Suzanne Hawkins, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 2: Nikki Boyd, Term Expires 2019
  • Seat 3: Shawn Barigar, Term Expires 2019
  • Seat 4: Chris Talkington, Term Expires 2019
  • Seat 5: Gregory Lanting, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 6: Christopher A. Reid, Term Expires 2021
  • Seat 7: Ruth Pierce, Term Expires 2019

*All city council terms expire in December.

Council Candidate Requirements

Candidates for mayor and council may put their names on the ballot by filing a Declaration of Candidacy indicating the office for which they are running, the term of the office, and confirming that they are qualified to hold the office, meaning they are:

  • At least 18 years of age,
  • A U.S. citizen,
  • The candidate’s primary residence must be within the City of Twin Falls,
  • The candidate’s voter registration must match the residents address provided on the candidate’s declaration, and the candidate must have resided in the City of Twin Falls for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration.
2019 Twin Falls City Council Candidates 

Seat 2: 

Nikki Boyd (Incumbent)
Cort Johnson

Seat 3:

Shawn Barigar (Incumbent)
Mona K. Weeks

Seat 4:

Jan Rogers
Craig Hawkins
Michael E. Shaffer
Liyah Babayan

Seat 7:

Ruth Pierce (Incumbent)
LeRoy Harcourt
Jaren Thompson

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