There is just one week remaining for area residents to declare their candidacy for the April 7, 2015 election.
The deadline to file is Tuesday, January 20.
Elections do require potential candidates to be U.S. citizens of the district or town for at least 12 months.
Most election requirements also include no citizens being elected who are in “arrears for any tax lien, forfeiture, or defalcation in office.”
City of Vandalia
There are three Wards up for election in the City of Vandalia. All three positions feature two year terms.
Current incumbents include Larry Shaw (Ward I), Dempsey Dixon (Ward II), and Ron Stallcup (Ward III).
Those who have filed for the election as of press time include Doug Bontz and Robert Dunn in Ward I (Larry Shaw withdrew his name); Dempsey Dixon in Ward II; while Hazel Hardy and Gabriel Jennings each filed in Ward III.
City of Farber
There are two aldermen seats and the office of mayor up for election in the City of Farber. The current incumbents are aldermen Ronnie Greenplate, Gary Stubblefield, and Mayor John Hodde.
All three seats have two year terms.
No one has filed as of press time.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
Village of Rush Hill
There are two trustees up for election in the Village of Rush Hill during the April 2015 election.
Current incumbents include Helen LaRue and Kathy Taylor as both are serving two year terms.
Both candidates have filed as of press time.
Rush Hill residents will also be asked on their election ballots to Vote “Yes” or “No” on the following ballot initiative: “Shall the Village of Rush Hill, Missouri be authorized to forgo annual elections if the number of candidates who have filed for a particular office is equal to the number of positions in the office to be filled by the election.”
City of Martinsburg
The City of Martinsburg has two Wards and one mayoral position up for election next April. All three are two year terms.
Incumbents include Ed Lewallen (Ward I), Bill Dubbert (Ward II), and Pat Arens (Mayor).
No one has filed as of press time.
City of Laddonia
In the City of Laddonia, there are two aldermen seats and the position for mayor up for election.
Incumbents include Josh Deimeke (Mayor) along with aldermen Ono Monachino and Monte Hanson.
Currently, both Deimeke and Monachino have filed to run for mayor. Eric Craft has filed to run for an alderman position.
City of Middletown
There is a mayoral seat and two aldermen positions up for election in the City of Middletown. All three positions have two year terms.
Current incumbents are Wayne Chandler (Mayor) along with aldermen Roy Butts and Robert Woodson.
Chrissy Maycock has filed to run for one of the alderperson positions.
Tri-County Care Center
The Tri-County Care Center has two district seats up for election next April with three year terms.
Incumbents include Dodee Mottaz (District 4) and Connie Hesse (District 5).
Both incumbents have filed as of press time.
Van-Far Ambulance District
There are two, three-year terms up for election on the Van-Far Ambulance District Board.
Incumbents include Barb Straube (District 3) and Rennie Davis (District 6).
District 3 includes a portion of Vandalia that is west of Jefferson St. and north of State St.
District 6 runs south along section lines to the intersection of Montgomery, Pike, and Audrain Counties.
No candidates have filed as of press time.
Van-Far R-I School District
There are two board of directors positions up for election next April.
Both seats feature three year terms.
Incumbents are Dr. Greg Frost and Pete Nasir and both have filed as of press time.
Declaration forms may be filed at the district’s Superintendent office on the following work dates:
• Now through Friday, January 16, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
There are three school board seats up for election in the Community R-VI School District.
Incumbents are Terry Davenport, Scott Sims, and Joyce Gastler.
Candidates should file at the district’s Superintendent office and must be at least 24 years of age.
Scott Sims has declared his candidacy as of press time.
The following work dates and times for the district includes:
• January 14, 15, 16-8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• January 20-8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.