CRA's Traditional Residents Candidates Forum 
   Tuesday - September 17, 2024 - Carmel Woman's Club, 9th & San Carlos,
   Doors Open at 5PM, Program Starts at 5:30 - Forum concludes by 8:30 PM

Every 2 years since 1988, CRA continues to host our Biannual Candidates Forum, now our 18th. Candidates on the Carmel-by-the-Sea Voters Ballot will include candidates running for City Council seats.  Graeme Robertson, our CRA President, will welcomed everyone, set the stage and will introduced Paul Miller of the Carmel Pine Cone who will moderate this Forum. This is CRA’s must-see event for all residents to get to know the 2024 candidates for our City Council.   This event is brought to you by residents for residents!

Note:  The Carmel Chamber of Commerce also hosts a Candidates Forum. Their Forum date is Sept 24, where Candidates are asked questions of interest to the local business community. 

Our CRA Candidate questions are crafted from your submissions & your CRA Board of Directors.
Time will not permit all topics to be covered, but best efforts were made to
address significant items of residents' overall interest. Candidates will not see the
questions in advance but will receive rules to follow when responding.
PLEASE Send Your Questions to [email protected] by September 1st, or call 650-740-3477 and leave a message
The candidates we vote into office will make important decisions that affect residents, you, your family, and our community. With upcoming significant work on our Police Station, Housing Element, ADUs, Forest Master Plan, etc., these candidates are not lacking significant issues relevant to our Village and all of us for years to come.  And your questions are critical to this process.   
Our agenda details are beginning to take shape and will evolve in the coming weeks.  This event is free and open to the public as long as space allows. Check back for updates.  Doors will open at 5:00PM to mix with Candidates and fellow attendees.  At 5:30 PM we will begin with a panel of Council Candidates first, with a break for a bite to eat and beverage, then reconvene with a panel of Mayor Candidates. Allowing 70 minutes for each panel and the break, we target our official program to end by 8:00 PM and more mix/mingle with all until 8:30 PM.   Yes this will be an expanded program length, with significant Village future essential topics and interactions assured.   Please mark your calendars for this critical every-two-year event.  
Learn more and engage with these candidates online:
  • July 5, 2024, Carmel Pine Cone HERE - Article that summarizes all currently announced candidates so far can be found on page 5, now including Danny Hala.   
  • June 21, 2024, Carmel Pine Cone HERE - Cover page announcing David O'Neil as Council Candidate 
  • June 14, 2024, Carmel Pine Cone HERE - Cover page announcing Jeff Baron as Candidate for Mayor
  • May 31, 2024, Carmel Pine Cone HERE - Cover page announcing Dale Byrn as Candidate for Mayor
  • May 17, 2024, Carmel Pine Cone HERE - Cover page announcing Bob Delves, also covering and Dave Potter for Mayor (note Bobby Richards mentioned in this article has withdrawn)

   Mayor far!


  1. Jeff Baron - (Currently Council Member) Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: WebsiteEmail
  2. Dale Byrne - (Resident & leads Carmel Cares) Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: WebsiteEmail
  3. Dave Potter - (Incumbent Mayor) Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: Website, Email 

  Council Member Candidates...for far!


  1. Bob Delves - (Currently City Planning Commissioner) Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: WebsiteEmail
  2. Danny Hala - (Carmel Business Owner) Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: contact details coming soon 
  3. David O'Neil - (Carmel Volunteer, Realtor, Developer) Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: WebsiteEmail

It is important to remind everyone, running for office and the role once the votes are in this responsibility is not for the faint of heart, and are significant investments in personal time, commitments, and passion for our amazing Village. For this, we thank them. 

Our Forum Moderator & Owner Publisher of the Carmel Pine Cone - Paul Miller
And...who do you want on the dias of our Carmel-by-the Sea City Council?

Voter Registration, Status & more

As a former CRA President once said to new second homeowners in our Village, "Even if your other home is remote, don't you think your vote here in Carmel-by-the-Sea will have much more power and value?"  Consider it!

California offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in California by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.  The deadline for voter registration in California is Oct 21st!

And you can confirm your registration status here Check registration status · Register to vote

Note: As an Organization, the Carmel Residents Association does not endorse any individual political candidate.  CRA does and has supported specific legislation relevant to our Village.  

CRA's 2022 CANDIDATES Forum Was Held ....September 21st 

Our Candidates Forum YouTube link is HERE
Our full event page with program and candidate details is HERE
The post-CRA Forum wrap-up Carmel Pine Cone Article as a PDF is  HERE
The cover page election results in the Carmel Pine Cone Issue from November 11th 2022 is


CRA’S 2020 CANDIDATES FORUM - Was Held Thursday October 1ST - Held Online only due to the Pandemic 

Our full event page with CRA Fourm program and candidate details is available HERE.
The 2020 Forum YouTube VIDEO Link is available HERE. 
The Carmel Pine Cone wrote a great follow-up article on our Forum and it is available HERE. See page 9.
The Carmel Pine Cone cover page election results are in this November 6th 2020 issue HERE.

Carmel Residents Association
PO Box 13, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca 93921
[email protected]