Filing period continues for area election races

The filing periods for those interested in pursing municipal or organizational office remains open until January 15. Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 2.

The filing period for the following positions opened Tuesday December 11.

Vandalia

The City of Vandalia has three two-year alderman seats up 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. Aldermen Dempsey Dixon and Ronald Stallcup have filed for reelection as of press time.

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. No filings have been declared as of press time.

Laddonia

The City of Laddonia has two two-year aldermen seats and a two-year mayor seat on the April  ballot.

The terms of Aldermen Josh Demeike and Ono Monachino, and Mayor Charles Heim are set to expire.

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 City Clerk Barbara Cope at the Community Building. Cope could not be reached for current filings as of press time.

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 have expired.

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.

No declarations have been made as of press time.

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.

LaRue could not be reached for current filing information as of press time.

Van-Far R-I School District

Van-Far announced the opening of two three-year terms for board of directors. Current Board Directors Charlie Scrogin and Christy Nelson are up for reelection. Nelson has filed for re-election.

The filing period for board director candidates opened December 11 and last 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 can not 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.

Gene Ann Dixon and Debbie Salois have filed for reelection.

Van-Far Ambulance District

Two three-year positions are up for grabs at the Van-Far ambulance district. 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.

Declarations for the board member seats can be filed at the Van-Far Ambulance office at 114 E. Park. No filings have been made as of press time.

Audrain County Board of Health

Audrain County’s new Health Department has openings for five board of health seats up for the first time on the April ballot.

Inaugural board of health members appointed by the Audrain County Commission will serve until the election determines new board members.

Seats open for vote include two four-year seats and three two-year seats.

Others

No information has been received from the City of Curryville or the City of Middletown.

Filing information will be updated weekly.

 

 

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:01 am