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Several area residents file for upcoming April election

Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm

election-buttonA few area residents have officially filed to be candidates in the general election to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
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, Robert Dunn, and Larry Shaw in Ward I; 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 Cathy Taylor as both are serving two year terms.
Both candidates have filed as of press time.
A measure may also be on the ballot for Rush Hill residents to vote on to allow the village to not hold an election if there is not a competitive race for available positions.
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.
No filings have been made in Laddonia as of press time.
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.
No filings have been confirmed as of press time.
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.
Community R-VI
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.
No candidates have filed as of press time.
The following work dates and times for the district includes:
• January 7, 8, 9-8:30 a.m. –  3:30 p.m.
• January 12, 13, 14, 15, 16-8:30 a.m. –  3:30 p.m.
• January 20-8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.