Moments after we went to post with the story, Kenny Massey filed for Eudora City Council. This was a last minute filing but he makes it in time and should be on the ballot for City Council. Massey currently serves on the School District Board.
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The noon filing deadline for candidates wanting to be on the ballot this spring for School Board and City Council has come and gone.
Here is the unofficial list from the Douglas County Election commission. This list will be finalized this Thursday but we wanted to get you the latest information. An (I) behind the name indicates they are an incumbent.
For Eudora City Council we have the following candidates: Ruth Hughs (I), Jerry Trober, Chris Fiedler, John Fiore and Maria Nelson (I). Update: Kenny Massey makes the filing deadline and files for City Council.
Three seats on the City Council will be up for election in April. The only current sitting Council member to not run for reelection is Jeff Peterson.
For the School Board, we have four seats that are 4 year terms and one two year term to fill the seat of Keith Nowland who resigned from the board in 2010. The only candidate to file for the two year seat was Joseph Hurla. For the four other seats, Daniel Dickerson, Mark Chrislip (I), Belinda Rehmer (I), Bryan Maring and Joe Pyle (I) filed for the election.
Kenny Massey and Nancy Jackson did not file to run again for their seats. (see Update Notes)
Since we have a limited number of candidates in both groups, there will not be a need for a primary election. The general election will take place on April 5, 2011.
We will have full election coverage as both the governing bodies are extremely important to the future of our city and these organizations may very well shape the future for years to come. Make sure to keep an eye on the site and via Facebook for updates.