January 28, 2010

Filings Close For Municipal School, Public Board Elections

A number of local municipal, school and public service board races took final shape last week as filing officially closed for numerous political offices to be decided at the April 6th election.

Six candidates will be vying for two vacancies on the Scotland County R-I Board of Education.

Incumbents Stacy Alexander and Bill Cottrell will both seek re-election. They will be joined on the ballot by two former board members, Fred Clapp and Stacy Westhoff, as well as Trinity Davis and Samantha Brush.

There will be a pair of races in the City of Memphis.

Incumbent police chief John Myers will be opposed on the ballot by fellow law enforcement officers Jason Moss and Bill Holland.

In the city’s east ward, incumbent James Parker did not file for re-election. Scott Goff and Tom Glass will seek his position as east ward alderman.

Memphis Mayor William Reckenberg was the lone candidate to file for the position. Incumbent West Ward Alderman Chris Feeney also is unopposed on the ballot following the closing of filings.

The Gorin R-III School District had four candidates file for the board of education. Ryan Miller Sr., Rhonda Peterson, and Ricky Miller Jr. all signed up to run for the two available three-year terms the board has open. Tammy Dale filed for the un-expired two-year term.

Board positions will also be decided in April for the hospital, nursing home, ambulance and health department boards as well as the board of directors for the consolidated public water supply district.

Those candidate announcements will be published in the Memphis Democrat once they become available.

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