Running for the Board

A five-member Board of Directors governs Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San). The Board sets policies, appoints officers, and hires and oversees the District’s General Manager, Secretary of the District, and District Counsel

Central San Board Members are elected in November of even-numbered years. The office is non-partisan, and there are five seats with staggered four-year terms.

Central San transitioned from an “at-large” election system to an area-based “by-division” election system under the California Voting Rights Act in 2020. The election division boundaries were redrawn in December 2021 using the 2020 Decennial Census results. For the complete history of this transition, please visit the Redistricting Page.

The three Board Members elected in 2020 will continue to serve at-large for four-year terms. The two Board members elected in 2022 will be the first to represent their respective division as part of the by-district election system (Divisions 2 and 3), with the remaining Board Members who are elected in 2024 will each represent their division in which they reside (Divisions 1, 4, and 5), thus completing Central San’s transition to by-district election.

Division Map Click the chart above for an interactive map to determine the Division you reside in.


To be eligible to run for the Central San Board of Directors, you must be a U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age, and a registered voter residing within the boundaries of the District’s division that you are running to represent.

Become a Candidate

To become a candidate, you must file a declaration of candidacy with the County Elections Office. The District authorizes and pays the County Elections Officer to officiate and run its elections.

Nomination papers may be obtained from, and election questions directed to:

Contra Costa County Election Division
555 Escobar Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 335-7800

www.cocovote.us  (Refer to their Run for Office page)

Board Candidate Statement

It is the policy of the Board of Directors that it will require each District Board candidate, who files a Candidate Statement, to pay $500 toward the cost of that statement with Central San contributing the remaining balance. Click here for the District’s Board Policy:  BP 028, Cost Sharing of Candidate Statements