Filing deadline looms



January 19, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Candidates have surfaced for several positions that will be filled in the April 2 city-school election, but openings remain.
The filing deadline is noon Tuesday.
No one has yet to file for Iola mayor. Bill Shirley, elected mayor after Iola changed from a three-person commission to a council of eight members and a mayor, announced earlier he would not seek re-election.
Five council incumbents have filed. They are Nancy Ford and Scott Stewart, First Ward; Beverly Franklin, Second Ward; Don Becker, Third Ward; Steve French, Fourth Ward.
Also, Eugene Myrick, Third Ward, and Jerod Kelley, Fourth Ward, have filed. Both were unsuccessful in the initial council election in 2011.
Of the three incumbents yet to file, Jim Kilby, Third Ward, told the Register he would not seek re-election. The other two, David Toland, Fourth Ward, and Joel Wicoff, Second Ward, have not decided whether they will seek to continue in city government.
Ford and Toland are filling unexpired terms, created when Kendall Callahan and Ken Rowe were removed from office in a recall election.

ELSEWHERE, openings and candidates who had filed by noon Friday are:
Bassett: mayor, Larry Crawford; council (5), Connie Alexander, Carol Crawford, James Ratcliff, Sheryl Lynn Ratcliff, Mark Dozier.
Elsmore: mayor and council (5), no filings.
Gas: mayor, Darrel Catron; council (2), Mark Henry.
Humboldt: mayor, Nobby Davis; council, Ward I, position 3, none; Ward I, position 4, Shelia Bolling; Ward 2, position 3, none; Ward 2, position 4, none.
LaHarpe: council (3), Ruth Lee Jackson.
Mildred: mayor and council (5), no filings.
Moran: mayor, none; council (2), James Mueller.
Savonburg: mayor, Aaron Wilson; council (5), Glenn Wolfe.
Allen County College: trustees (3), Jenny Spillman, Harvey Rogers, Neal Barclay.
USD 256: position 3, Jim Armstrong and Lindsey Drake; position 4, Bill Bigelow; position 5, Josh Herrmann; position 6, none.
USD 257: position 4, Tony Leavitt; position 5, none; position 6, Darrel Catron.
USD 258: three positions, elected at large, Larry Mendoza, Clayton Schoendaller, Toni Schomaker, Steven Sellman, Kyle Seufert.
Southwind Extension District: Allen County 2 position, elected at large, Jonet Bland, Jim Smart.

IF A PRIMARY election were required, by three more candidates for an office, it would occur on Feb. 26.

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