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Candidates officially file for election races

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:36 am

election-buttonElection filing began in December for several towns and other districts for an election to be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The filing deadline for the races is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
City of Vandalia
Three Wards and the Mayor position are up for election in the City of Vandalia.
Incumbents include Mayor Ralph Kuda, Raymond Sutton (Ward I), Larry Holt (Ward II), and John Weiser (Ward III).
As of press time, incumbents Kuda and Weiser have declared their candidacy. Doug Bontz has declared his candidacy in Ward I.
City of Farber
There are two aldermen positions up for election in the City of Farber.
Incumbents are Tony Shade and Lynn Flowers.
No candidates have filed as of press time.
City of Martinsburg
Two aldermen will be elected in the City of Martinsburg.
Incumbents include Carl Aulburt (Ward I) and Bob Cope (Ward II). Both have declared their candidacy.
City of Curryville
There are several elections to be held in the City of Curryville.
Incumbents include Betty Haddock (West), Dennis Dixon (South), Jeanne Barton (East), Robin Talley (Collector position, resigned), and Mayor Walter Haddock.
No candidates have filed as of press time.
Middletown
In the City of Middletown, there are four aldermen seats and the mayor position up for election.
Incumbents include Mayor Gary Moore along with aldermen Roy Butts, Crissy Maycock, Julia Fleming, and Georgia Scarborough.
Julia Fleming is the lone candidate to have filed as of press time.
City of Laddonia
There are two aldermen seats up for election in the City of Laddonia. The incumbents are Jack Folta and Jolene Matich.
No candidates have filed as of press time.
Village of Rush Hill
An election is also scheduled for the Village of Rush Hill.
No information has been provided as of press time.
Van-Far
There are two seats up for election with the Van-Far R-I School Board.
The two, three-year terms are currently being held by incumbents Christy Nelson and Kevin Motley. Both have declared their candidacy.
Community R-VI
There are two seats up for election in the Community R-VI School District.
The incumbents are Rhonda Curtis and Terry Davenport. Curtis has declared her candidacy as of press time and is the only candidate who has filed.
Van-Far Ambulance District
Two board member positions are up for election with the Van-Far Ambulance District.
District One candidates would need to live in the portion of Cuivre Township West with the district also including a south direction to the Montgomery County line.
District Four includes the area east of Jefferson St. and south of State St.
Incumbents are Harold Williams and Shelly McAfee. No candidates have filed as of press time.
Tri-County Care Center
There are two board positions up for election with the Tri-County Care Center. Those are for District No. 1 and District No. 6.
Incumbents are Gene Ann Dixon and Debbie Salois. Dixon is the only person who has declared their candidacy as of press time.
9-1-1 Board
There are two four-year term director positions up for election with the 9-1-1 Emergency Services Board. Candidates are needed for the Western and Eastern District Director positions.
No candidates have filed for election as of press time.