City Council Districts

Electing Council Representatives by Districts

At A Glance

  • The City of Morgan Hill has changed the way City Council representatives are elected by switching from an at-large elections system to a district-based elections system. 
  • Beginning in 2018, for the November General Election, the City's new district-based election system divides the City into four geographic areas. 
  • Voters in each district elect one City Council representative who also lives in that district. 
  • The Mayor will continue to be elected at-large by the voters of the City of Morgan Hill. 


More Information

How does district-based elections work?

Voters will only vote for the City Council seats up for election in their specific district. All four current Council members will serve as at-large Council members until the end of their current terms. Each of the current Council members resides in their own district. At the end of their terms, the Council members can run for re-election by district. 

How do I find out which district I live in?

Residents can visit the Morgan Hill District Elections Interactive Map and enter their address into the search bar to learn which district they are in. 

  • District A: Larry Carr, November 2020District Map
  • District B: Rich Constantine, November 2018
  • District C: Rene Spring, November 2020
  • District D: Caitlin Robinett Jachimowicz, November 2018


History

On May 5, 2017, the City of Morgan hill received a letter from Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian, & Ho claiming that Morgan Hill's at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). Under threat of an expensive lawsuit claiming that the City's at-large election system was not representative, the City Council voted to save tax payer dollars, avoid costly litigation, and take advantage of legal protection that enabled cities to has a say in creating district boundaries. On June 7, 2017, the City Council voted to voluntarily move to a district-based elections system. On September 6, 2017, the City Council adopted an Ordinance establishing and implementing the district-based elections system including the map setting the district boundaries. For more information on the process of transitioning to district-based elections, visit www.drawmh.org