Eudora News and Information

Believe it or not, we are working on some other stories besides election material, but we did want to quickly update you some filings for the Spring election.

For City Commission, so far only Jerry Trober has filed for the race.  There are two seats up for election this time and Bill Whitten, one of the incumbents, has indicated that he will not run.  There still has been no definitive word from Commissioner/Council member Tim Reazin or Mayor Scott Hopson about their intentions to run.  Hopson did state that he has not made a decision as of Sunday evening.

“The city has lots of problems and I feel I have ideas on how to fix things,” Trober said. “Being retired, I have plenty of time to go check things out.”

Trober retired as a City employee in 2010 after working for the city for 10 years.  This is Trober’s second attempt at a seat on the City Commission.  He finished 4th place by a very slim margin in 2011 when three seats on the City Council were put to a vote.

On the School Board, so far three candidates have filed for the three available seats.  Incumbent Eric Votaw filed his paperwork in December and Board Member Mike Kelso filed on Monday.  Incumbent Joe Hurla has stated that he will file prior to the January 22 deadline.  Also officially filing for the School Board is Bryan Maring.  This is Maring’s second attempt for the School Board.  He ran in 2011 and fell short for one of the 5 open seats in the School Board race.

At the moment it appears a primary will not be necessary.  To trigger a primary race in 2013, 7 candidates would need to apply for the City Commission race and 10 candidates would be need for the School Board contest.


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