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8 candidates eye City Council seats

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

At-Large incumbent Burkhart not seeking re-election

Eight citizens have filed papers for the three Cherokee City Council positions up for re-election in November.

The three open City Council seats are in Ward 1, Ward 3, and At-Large, with incumbents seeking another 4-year term in Wards 1 and 3, and out-going City Council Member Linda Burkhart not seeking re-election for the At-Large post.

In Ward 1, incumbent Jim Peck is seeking another term and he will be challenged by Mark Miller.

In Ward 3, incumbent Wayne Pingel is seeking another term and he will be challenged by Matthew Royster and Jason Johnson.

For the open At-Large post, candidates are Chad Brown, Barry Lewis, and Michael Morrow.

In order to hold office in the city, a candidate must be an eligible elector, meeting the same qualifications required to vote, and be a resident of the city he or she plans to serve.

In the case of a Ward position, the candidate must live within the Ward boundaries. Ward maps are available at the City Clerk's office. Nominees must have obtained at least 25 eligible signatures. Candidate filing began Aug. 29 and ended with papers due at the City Clerk's office by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

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