2024 Municipal Election

The next City of Bonita Springs Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2024, in conjunction with the countywide General Election. 
City elections are held on a non-partisan basis. The term of office for elected city officials is four years.

City of Bonita Springs Offices Up for Election in 2024

The following offices of the City of Bonita Springs, Florida, will be on the ballot of the November 5, 2024 General Election:

-Mayor
-Council Member District 2 (map) 
-Council Member District 4 (map) 
-Council Member District 6 (map)

View Official 2024 Municipal Election Notices
-Notice of Bonita Springs 2024 General Municipal Election

-AVISO DE BONITA SPRINGS 2024 ELECCIÓN MUNICIPAL GENERAL 

Becoming a Candidate

The City Clerk serves as the qualifying officer for City elections. Those interested in opening a campaign file for the 2024 Municipal Election are asked to contact the City Clerk to discuss candidacy requirements and arrange to receive a Candidate Packet. Qualifying for elected City office means that a candidate must meet all requirements stipulated in the Bonita Springs City Charter and in Florida Election Laws, which include, but are not limited to, the timely filing of all candidate-qualifying forms and items, and the payment of all required fee(s). The candidate qualifying period ends at 12 Noon, June 14, 2024. 


Individuals wishing to become a candidate must qualify with the City of Bonita Springs City Clerk during regular office hours, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the following location:

Mike Sheffield, City Clerk
Bonita Springs City Hall
9101 Bonita Beach Rd SE
Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
[email protected]
(239) 949-6248

Candidate qualifying forms are available at the Bonita Springs City Clerk's Office or may be obtained from the websites of the Florida Division of Elections and the Lee County Supervisor of ElectionsThe Candidate Qualifying Period begins at Noon, June 10, 2024, and ends at Noon, June 14, 2024

Qualifying for elected City office means that a candidate must meet all requirements stipulated in the Bonita Springs City Charter and in Florida Election Laws.

Candidates qualifying for the Office of Mayor shall have been residents and registered voters of the City for a minimum of six months immediately preceding the commencement of the term of office. Candidates qualifying for any City Council Seat shall have been residents and registered voters of the particular district for a minimum of six months immediately preceding the commencement of the term of office.

Qualifying requirements also include the timely filing of all candidate-qualifying forms and items required by Florida law and the Bonita Springs City Charter, and payment of all required fee(s). In order to be deemed timely filed, qualifying items must be stamped as present at the City Clerk’s physical location by the close of the qualifying period.

The names of qualified municipal candidates will appear on the ballot of the Lee County General Election, to be held November 5, 2024.

Elections to the Office of Mayor and City Council are conducted on a nonpartisan basis without designation of any political affiliation by any candidate on the ballot. The term of office for elected City officials is four (4) years.

Candidate Qualifying Period:  Begins at Noon, June 10, 2024, and ends at Noon, June 14, 2024


CAndidate Campaign Files Opened for the 2024 Bonita Springs Municipal Election

As of May 16, 2024, the individuals listed below (alphabetically) have opened campaign files with the City Clerk. Click on the name to view candidate forms and treasurer reports.


Office of Mayor


District 2
Council Seat


District 4
Council Seat


District 6
Council Seat


Derrick Botana


Zachary Smith


Chris Edwin Corrie


James A. Fitzpatrick


Ruth Condit

 

 


Carolyn Forbes


Michael S. Gibson, Jr.

 

 

 


Rick Steinmeyer