Filing periods open for municipal seats

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

Filing periods have opened for those interested in pursing municipal or organizational office. Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 2.

The filing period for the following positions opened Tuesday, December 11 and lasts until Tuesday, January 15. Some municipalities also have different hours do to business or holiday breaks.

Vandalia

The City of Vandalia has three two-year alderman seats up in Ward I, Ward II, and Ward III for the April vote with the terms of Aldermen Raymond Sutton, Ron Stallcup, and Dempsey Dixon expiring.

Prospective candidates must be a U.S. citizen, who has been a resident of Vandalia for at least one year immediately preceding April 2. The candidate must be a minimum of 21 years old and live within the ward he or she wishes to represent.

No person may be elected to office with outstanding debt on tax liens, forfeitures, or embezzlements in office.

Declarations can be made to the city clerk.

Farber

The City of Farber has two two-year alderman seats and a two-year mayor term on the April ballot with the expiration of Aldermen Ronald Greenplate’s and Gary Stubblefield’s terms.

Prospective candidates must be a U.S. citizen, who has been a resident of Farber for at least one year immediately preceding April 2. Candidates for alderman seats must be a minimum of 18-years-old and live within the ward he or she wishes to represent. Candidates for mayor must be at least 25 years of age. No person may be elected to office with outstanding debt on tax liens, forfeitures, or embezzlements in office.

Declarations can be made to the city clerk.

Martinsburg

The City of Martinsburg has two two-year terms for voting on the April ballot, as well as a two-year mayor seat.

The terms of Aldermen Ed Lewallen and Bill Dubbert are set to expire.

Prospective candidates must be a U.S. citizen, who has been a resident of Vandalia for at least one year immediately preceding April 2. The candidate must be a minimum of 21 years old and live within the ward he or she wishes to represent. No person may be elected to office with outstanding debt on tax liens, forfeitures, or embezzlements in office.

Rush Hill

The Village of Rush Hill has one two-year Village Council seat up for the April vote, held by incumbent Cathy Taylor, as well as the city clerk spot, which is currently held by Helen LaRue.

Van-Far R-I School District

Van-Far announced the opening of two three-year terms for board of directors. Current board members Charlie Scrogin and Christy Nelson are up for reelection.

The filing period for board director candidates opened December 11 and goes to January 15. Declarations are to be filed at the superintendents office on the following days:

• December 11-20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• December 21 from 8-11:30 a.m.

• January 2-14 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• January 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Declarations cannot be filed on days when the school is closed via inclement weather.

Tri-County Care Center

Positions for director of District One and director of District Six at the Tri-County Care Center have been announced. Declarations can be made at the business office at 601 N. Galloway Rd.

District One includes all parts of the City of Vandalia in sections five and eight, township 52, range five south of the railroad tracks and west of Highway W in Audrain County.

District Six begins at the northwest corner of section four, township 53, range five in Ralls County, running south to the railroad tracks at the southeast corner of section 33, township 53, range five, southwest along the tracks to Highway W, continuing north along Highway F to the north boundary line of section five, township 52, range five west to the northeast corner of section six, township 52, range six, north to the northwest corner of section 13, township 53, range six of Ralls County with a north and northwest boundary line of Van-Far R-I School District.

Van-Far Ambulance District

Two three-year positions are up for grabs at the Van-Far ambulance district. Declarations for the board member seats can be filed at the Van-Far Ambulance office at 114 E. Park.

District One includes the portion of Cuivre Township west of a north-south line beginning at the northwest corner of section 1, township 5, range 6, running south to the Montgomery County line. District Four consists of the City of Vandalia east of Jefferson Street, south of State Street.

Others

As of press time, no information has been received from the City of Laddonia, City of Curryville, or City of Middletown.

Filing information will be updated weekly.

 

 

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