Today is First Day to File for West U City Council Election
Candidates interested in running for city council in the upcoming May 11 general election can file for candidacy starting today.
Registered voters will elect a mayor and four city council members to serve a two-year-term of office.
Mayor Bob Fry, Mayor Pro Tem Susan Sample, Councilman Ed Heathcott and Councilwoman Joan Johnson have all announced that they intend to run for re-election. Councilman Dick Yehle said it is “probable” that he will run again. All five council members have served one successive term.
To qualify as a candidate to serve as mayor or a council member, applicants need to be at least 21 years of age, be a resident of and resided in West U for at least 12 months prior to the election and be qualified to vote in the city.
Upon filing, candidates must provide a signed, sworn application to appear on the ballot and a petition signed by at least 25 qualified voters recommending the candidacy.
The last day to file is Friday, March 1 by 5 p.m. The last day to withdraw is Tuesday, March 4 by 5 p.m.