At their regular meeting February 3 the City Council will call the regular election for Council members for Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary School, 411 N. Mound. The election will determine the position of City Council member for the Northwest Ward and Northeast Ward and At Large (Mayor) positions. According to City Secretary Lila Fuller, applications to file for a place on the ballot will be accepted during regular business hours beginning January 28 through February 27. “To run for City Council you must: 1) be at least 18 years old; 2) be a resident of the city for six (6) months preceding the date of the election in the district you are running; 3) have the eligibility of a registered voter of the city; 4) not hold any other public office for which you receive compensation; 5) not be indebted to the city; 6) not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court; and 7) not have been finally convicted of a felony from which you have not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities” Fuller stated. “We have candidate packets available in our office and on our website for anyone interested in running for a city council position”.
For questions regarding qualifications or any election related question, contact the City Secretary’s office at 559-2504 or go to the City’s website at and view the City Secretary Department.

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