Watch this space for the 2024 Semi-Annual CRA Residents Candidate Forum - set for Tuesday September 17th!

In case your missed it - the event YouTube link is HERE
and, the post-event Carmel Pine Cone Article as a PDF is  HERE


Every 2 years since 1988, CRA continues to host our Biannual Candidates Forum, now our 17th. Candidates on the Carmel-by-the-Sea Voters Ballot will include candidates running for City Council seats.  Fred Bologna, our CRA President, will welcomed everyone, set the stage and will introduced our former US House Representative Sam Farr, who will moderate this Forum.This is CRA’s must-see event for all residents to get to know the 2022 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. There date is Sept 27,
where Candidates are asked questions of interest to the local business community. 

Candidate questions were crafted from your submissions & CRA Board of Directors.
Time did not permit all topics to be covered, but best efforts were made to
address significant items of residents' overall interest. Candidates did not see the
questions in advance but will receive rules to follow when responding.
The candidates we vote into office will make important decisions that affect residents, you, your family, and our community. With upcoming significant updates to our General Plan, ADU & Telecom Ordinances, Commercial & Residential Design Guidelines, Zoning, Housing, 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.   
Learn more and engage with these candidates online:

  1. Jeff Baron - Council (incumbent), Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: Website, Facebook, Email
  2. Ashley Bennett  Stoddard - Council: Email, Facebook, and/or stop by the Bennett Sculpture Gallery between 5th & 6th on Dolores. 
  3. Alissandra Dramov - Council.  Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: Website, Email
  4. Daniel Parker Logan - Council: Email and/or stop by Sade's on Lincoln south of Ocean
  5. and Dave Potter - Mayor (un-opposed incumbent)    Learn more & connect with the Candidate here: WebsiteFacebook, Email
    Note:  Dave attended the Forum, but was not on the panel due to
    not having an opponent, as is standard League of Voters debate/forum guidance.

It is important to remind everyone, running for office and the role once the votes are in are 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 Moderator & former US Congressman, Sam Farr (left)
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 24th!

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.  Although, CRA does and has supported specific legislation relevant to our Village.  

 CRA’S 2020 CANDIDATES FORUM - Was Held Thursday October 1ST Online. 

The CRA Webpage with everything you wanted to know about what was covered in the 2020 Forum 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.


Carmel Residents Association
PO Box 13, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca 93921
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