April 3, 2008

Voters to Pick City, School Board Representatives

With a number of contested races at the city and school board level election officials are expecting a good voter turnout for the April 8th election.

Voters in the Scotland County R-I School District will fill three seats on the SCR-I board of education. Incumbents George Koontz and Paul Campbell are seeking re-election. They are joined on the ballot by David Kirkpatrick, Chris Harris and Matt McKee.

The city of Memphis will feature a pair of races on the ballot. East ward alderman William Reckenberg is seeking the office of Mayor. Incumbent Roger Gosney did not seek re-election. Reckenberg is opposed on the ballot by Allen Garrett. Thomas Wentworth has officially filed for the position as a write-in candidate.

Voters in the east ward will decide between a former alderman and his appointed replacement. Brian Brush is seeking to return to the position he vacated last year to work overseas. James Parker, who was appointed to the position, is also seeking the office.

West ward alderman Chris Feeney is running unopposed for re-election.

The other municipal issues on the ballot all are unopposed. In the city of Granger Tom Shannan and Richard Byrn are on the ballot for the two trustee positions. Rutledge voters will elect three trustees with Wesley Weiler, David Herr and Gary See filed for the offices. In Arbela there are three candidates, Sandra Remley, Sheila Remley and Richard Stevenson, for three trustee jobs. And in Gorin Brenda Jenkins is unopposed for the east ward alderman job and Ervin Gene Berry has no opposition for the west ward alderman job.

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