Final list available for area election races
Several area residents officially filed for the April 8, 2014 election by the deadline of Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
City of Vandalia
There were three Wards and one mayoral seat up for election in the City of Vandalia. All four positions feature two year terms.
Teresa Wenzel had previously filed for her Ward I seat then withdrew her name to put it in the mayoral race. Ralph Kuda also declared his candidacy for mayor.
Raymond Sutton filed for Ward I, Larry Holt filed for Ward II, and John Weiser filed for Ward III.
City of Farber
There were two at-large alderman seats up for election in the City of Farber. Incumbents Lynn Flowers and Steven (Tony) Shade both filed by the deadline. This means there will be no election to the positions in Farber this April.
City of Curryville
There were five seats up for election in the City of Curryville.
Candidates filed for each seat by the election deadline, filling each position. This means there will be no April election for the seats in Curryville.
Those filing include Walter Haddock, for mayor; Jeanie Barton, for West Ward, Claude Smith for a one year unexpired term; Dennis Dixon, for South Ward; and Kandy Smith, City Collector.
Village of Rush Hill
In the Village of Rush Hill, there were three seats on the Board of Trustees for the election.
Incumbents Lewis Nihiser and Larry LaRue each refiled.
No third candidate filed by the deadline. This means there will be an election in Rush Hill with the focus on write-in candidates.
City of Martinsburg
The City of Martinsburg had multiple positions up for election.
Incumbents Carl Aulbur and Bob Cope each filed for their two-year seats by the deadline.
In a Ward I, one-year seat, Edwin Lewallen and Robert Waggoner both declared their candidacies. The two will face off in the April election.
City of Middletown
Middletown had two aldmerman seats up for election next April.
Both Georgia Scarborough and Julia Fleming are the listed incumbents and both have filed once again for the upcoming election.
There will be no election for the seats in Middletown.
City of Laddonia
The City of Laddonia will be electing two aldermen in its April election.
Incumbent John W. Folta was the lone person to file in the Ward I race.
In the open Ward II race, the candidates who filed were Jolene R. Matich and Frances Hunn.
The two will participate in the April election.
Tri-County Care Center
The Tri-County Care Center has two district seats up for election next April.
In District 3, incumbent Mick Hayden was the lone person to declare his candidacy.
With incumbent Sherry Allen not refiling in District 2, Virginia Carol McBride filed and will take over the district.
There will be no election in April.
Van-Far Ambulance District
There are two, three-year terms up for election on the Van-Far Ambulance District Board.
Joyce Holt filed for office in District 2 while Jim Williams filed for office in District 3, meaning there will be no April election.
Van-Far R-I School District
There are three board of directors positions up for election next April.
All three seats feature three year terms.
Larry Wheeler, Kimber Nation, and Jim Hopke have each declared.
There will be no April election for the Van-Far R-I School Board.
Community R-VI School District
There are three school board seats up for election in the Community R-VI School District but four candidates have declared their candidacies. This results in an April election.
Those who have filed include Glen Jensen, Jr., Andrew Fairchild, Greg Fort, and Linda Gastler.