The final opportunity to declare candidacy for several Vandalia area city, school, and other organizational elections is this upcoming Tuesday, January 17.
The declarations come in time for the April elections.
Two of Van-Far R-I School District’s Board of Directors positions are up for election in April 2012.
The three year term seats are currently being filled by Kevin Motley and Pete Nasir. Motley, the School Board President, is currently in his first term while Nasir is finishing his second, three year term.
Nasir has officially declared his candidacy as of press time. Board President Kevin Motley notified the The Vandalia Leader this week that he will not seek reelection.
In the Community R-VI School Board race, three year terms for board members Tresa Hodges and Scott Sims are up for election.
Scott Sims has filed for reelection.
City of Martinsburg
Two year terms are set to expire in the City of Martinsburg for seats currently held in Ward I and Ward II.
Mayor Pat Arens’ Ward I seat filled by Carl Alber is up for election. Long time Ward II board member Anthony Becker’s seat is also up for election.
Currently, Alber has declared his candidacy for Ward I while Bob Cope has declared his intention to run for the Ward II race.
City of Middletown
The City of Middletown has announced there are two aldermen seats up for election in April.
Current aldermen seats with two year terms includes Georgia Scarborough and Mike Rosner.
The incumbent Scarborough and Julia Fleming are the lone candidates who have filed.
City of Vandalia
The City of Vandalia has four two year terms up for election on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
A mayoral race for a position held by Mayor Ramon Barnes since April 1992 is up for election.
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