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Election filing period opens

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The filing period for the May 10 city council and school board elections opened today (Jan. 29) and runs through Friday, Feb. 28.

The following places are on this year’s ballot. Also listed are the people currently in those positions.

ALVORD CITY COUNCIL

Place 3 – Kirk Gibson
Place 4 – Megan Adams
Place 5 – Jim Enochs

ALVORD SCHOOL BOARD

Place 6 – Currently unfilled
Place 7 – Jeannette Ward

BOYD CITY COUNCIL

Place 1 – Rodney Holmes
Place 3 – Crystal Keiper
Place 5 – Mark Culpepper

A special election will be held for place 2 for a one-year term. The position was formerly held by Rodney Scroggin who is now mayor.

BOYD SCHOOL BOARD

Place 1 – Kim Hudson
Place 2 – Pam Galloway
Place 3 – Jana Tate

BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL

Mayor – Keith McComis
Place 1 – A.Z. Smith
Place 2 – Kathy Kennedy

A special election will also be held for place 3. Jimmy Meyers was appointed to the post in August to fill a vacancy created when Kevin Lopez resigned. Although there are two years left on the term, according to local government code, the person appointed to fill the vacancy serves only until the next regular election.

BRIDGEPORT SCHOOL BOARD

Place 6 – Ken Kilpatrick
Place 7 – Marti Hines

CHICO CITY COUNCIL

Two at-large seats are up for election as well as a partial term. The at-large seats are held by Karen Garrison and Aracely Cuevas. The seat for the partial term is held by Louise Gossett, who was appointed last year.

CHICO SCHOOL BOARD

Place 6 – G.A. Buckner
Place 7 – Doug Bowyer

DECATUR SCHOOL BOARD

Place 3 – Alan White (has announced his intention to retire)
Place 4 – Jeff Alling

DECATUR CITY COUNCIL

Mayor – Martin Woodruff
Place 1 – Dana Clinesmith
Place 3 – Cary Bohn
Place 5 – Jay Davidson

NEWARK CITY COUNCIL

Place 1 – Bob Wells
Place 2 – Doug Anderson
Place 3 – Linda Anderson

A special one-year term election will be held for mayor, currently held by Gary Van Wagner, and Place 4 held by Taylor Burton.

NORTHWEST SCHOOL BOARD

Place 5 – Devonna Holland
Place 7 – Mel Fuller

RHOME CITY COUNCIL

Mayor – Chris Moore

Two at-large council positions currently held by Jo Ann Wilson and Michelle Pittman.

RUNAWAY CITY COUNCIL

The mayor and two council at-large seats are up for election. These posts are held by Robert Ryan, and Neil Peters and Kay Simmons, respectively.

Paradise City Council and school board and Slidell school board will conduct a joint election with the county in the fall. For the Paradise entities, this was in response to Senate Bill 100, which aimed at making the voting process easier and faster for military and overseas voters for primary and gubernatorial elections through the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

Filing doesn’t begin until the fall.

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