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Filing away: Candidates file for election

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The filing period for the May 11 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 30 and runs through March 1.

The following places are on this year’s ballot. Also listed are the people currently in those positions and an update on who has filed.

ALVORD SCHOOL BOARD

Place 3: Jimmy Looney
Place 4: Larry Nivens
Place 5: Vic Czerniak
All incumbents have filed.

CITY OF AURORA

Mayor: Terry Solomon
Ward I: Bill McCurdy
Ward II: Rick Boland
Ward III: Cy Farver
All four have filed for reelection.

CITY OF BOYD

Mayor: Brent Wilson
Place 2: Rodney Scroggins
Place 4: Norman Pickett
Scroggins filed for mayor. Mark Culpepper filed for mayor.

BOYD SCHOOL BOARD

Place 6: Ernest Partin
Place 7: Minor Hopkins
No one has filed.

CITY OF BRIDGEPORT

Place 3: Ilene Enochs
Place 4: Bobby Brazier
Place 5: Billy Fred Walker has filed.

BRIDGEPORT SCHOOL BOARD

Place 4: Jim Bost has filed.
Place 5: Dr. Scott Stowers has filed.

CITY OF CHICO

Mayor: J.D. Clark has filed.
Two at-large seats held by Fletta Barrett and Sue Manning.

Open seat
Barrett has filed.

CHICO SCHOOL BOARD

Place 3: Paul Cantrell
Place 4: Noel Ruddick has filed.
Place 5: Craig Moss

DECATUR SCHOOL BOARD

Place 1: Gary Clayton
Place 2: Jeff Elder has filed.

CITY OF DECATUR

Place 2: Susan Cocanougher
Place 4: Jason Wren
Place 6: Randy Bowker
All three incumbents have filed for reelection, and Peter A. Rivera has also filed for Place 6, the at-large seat.

CITY OF LAKE BRIDGEPORT

Three at-large seats currently held by Manley Gregory, Paul Graff and Keith Bunch.

Gregory and Graff have filed.

CITY OF NEW FAIRVIEW

Mayor: Joe Max Wilson
Two at-large seats held by Louis Moran and Rick White.
All three incumbents have filed for reelection.

CITY OF NEWARK

Place 4: Chana Massey
Place 5: Laura Pixler
No one has filed.

NORTHWEST SCHOOL BOARD

Place 3: Daryl Laney
Place 4: Judy Copp has filed

CITY OF RHOME

Three at-large seats held by Chris Graves, Cole Blanch and Louis Godfrey.
Godfrey has filed.

CITY OF RUNAWAY BAY

Three at-large seats held by Dan Ticer, Jerry St. John and Berry White.
All three have filed for reelection.

The Slidell and Paradise school boards and the Paradise City Council hold their elections in the fall.

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