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Filing period ends; City races are set

The filing period for municipal offices closed last Friday at noon. The municipal election takes place in November.

Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers got two opponents last week when former Mayor Bill Elsken and Richard Harrision Davis, Jr. both filed. Elken’s entry into the race sets up a rematch from the 2010 mayor’s election. Elsken served as mayor in 1973 and from 2002 until 2010 when Rogers defeated him. The mayor serves a four-year term.

The most crowded race on the Paris ballot will be for City Clerk. Incumbent Clerk Mary Sullivan drew three opponents. They are Julie White, Mary Beth Nehus and Kimberly Higgins. The clerk serves a four-year term.

Ward 2, Position 1 Alderman Bret Sullivan drew an opponent last week when Pam Baumgartner filed for the position. Ward 1, Position 1 Alderman Raymond J. Sharum and Ward 3, Position 1 Alderman David Rhineheart are unopposed. Aldermen serve four-year terms.

City Attorney Cory Wells in also unopposed. The City Attorney serves a four-year term.

In Scranton, incumbent Mayor David Corbitt filed for re-election as did incumbent Aldermen James Tencleve (Ward 1, Position 1), James R. Schwartz (Ward 1, Position 2), James Ahne (Ward 2, Position 1), Ernie Melon (Ward 2, Position 2), Cody Alexander (Ward 3, Position 1) and Jerry J. Seifert. The mayor serves a four-year term and aldermen serve two-year terms.

In Subiaco, incumbent Mayor Bobby Sewell filed for re-election as did incumbent Aldermen Carol L. Geels (Position 1) and Michael McCombs (Position 2). Subiaco has six City Council positions but only two people filed. That means the City Council will appoint the rest, according to County Clerk Peggy Fitzjurls. The mayor serves a four-year term and the aldermen serve two-year terms.

In Caulksville, incumbent Mayor Richard Pettigrew drew an opponent, Doyle Jeffrey Knight, Jr. The mayor serves a four-year term.

Incumbent Aldermen Junny Culver (Position 1), Scott Lee (Position 2), Bobby McCartney (Position 3), Mickey D. Mainer (Position 4) and Kedrick Paschal (Position 5) filed for re-election. Aldermen serve two-year terms.

In Ratcliff, incumbent Mayor Roger Hughey and Recorder-Treasurer Oleda Bennett both filed for re-elction. They both serve four-year terms.

None of the members of the City Council filed and will have to be appointed to the position. They serve two-year terms.

Paris and Caulksville and the only municipalities in noth Logan County that have contested races on the November ballot.

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