December 24, 2009

Races Shaping Up For April Elections

Contested races are forming for a number of local public offices as filing officially opened last week for municipal and school board elections in April 2010.

In the City of Memphis, Marshal John Myers will face opposition on the ballot. The incumbent refiled for the office but will be challenged by a pair of candidates that officially announced their intentions to seek the job. Jason Moss and Bill Holland both filed to fill the four-year term as the head of the Memphis Police Department.

A number of other vacancies will be decided in April. Mayor William Reckenberg filed for re-election. Scott Goff will seek the east ward alderman job. Incumbent James Parker has not refiled as of press time, nor has incumbent Chris Feeney in the west ward.

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education will have two sets decided at the April election. Incumbents Bill Cottrell and Stacy Alexander both have filed for re-election. They will be challenged by Trinity Davis, and former board members Stacey Westhoff and Fred Clapp.

Filing for the April election officially opened December 15th and will run through January 19th.

Other public entities currently accepting filings for board member elections include Gorin R-III School District, Scotland County Memorial Hospital Scotland County Care Center, Scotland County Health Department, Villages of Granger and Arbela as well as Gorin and Rutledge. Filing is open for positions on the CPWSD #1 board as well as the University Extension county committee and the Scotland County Rural Fire Corporation board.

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