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No contested races so far in city, school elections
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
LIVINGSTON — Potential candidates have until 5 p.m. Monday to fi le for a place on the ballot in several city and school board elections to be held May 9. A list of the positions up for election in each government entity follows, as well as the names of candidates who have fi led as of Wednesday morning.
Livingston City Council
Three alderman positions are up for election in Livingston. Voters will select one alderman to fi ll the seat vacated by Clarke Evans when he was elected mayor as well as the seats currently held by Judy Cochran and Dr. Ray Luna.
Onalaska City Council
Two positions currently held by Cindy Christian and Roger Wilde are up for re-election.
Corrigan City Council
Three positions are up for reelection for the City of Corrigan. Terms are expiring for Position 1, currently held by Leslie Jones Burks; Position 3, currently held by Lou Eaton and Position 5 currently held by Martha Barthold. All three have fi led for re-election but do not yet face any opposition.
Goodrich City Council
The City of Goodrich is accepting applications from candidates for the offi ce of mayor and two city council seats. The mayor’s position has been vacant since no one fi led to run for that offi ce in the last election. Position 2 currently held by Marilyn Peters and Position 6 currently held by Dennis Patterson are up for re-election.
Attempts to reach city offi cials for election details in Seven Oaks were not successful as of press deadline.
Livingston ISD Voters will choose a trustee for the seats currently held by Mike Nettles and Henry Ager As of Wednesday morning, Nettles and Ager have fi led for reelection on the ballot.
Voters in the Onalaska school district will be voting for three trustees. Two board members will be chosen to fi ll expiring terms currently held by Cindy Christian and Roger Wilde. The unexpired term for the position currently held by Joel Wilde — who submitted his resignation effective in May drew one applicant, Greg Cook. The deadline for applying for that position has passed.
Positions 4 and 5 on the Corrigan-Camden I.S.D. Board of Trustees are expiring. Johnny Ray Eaton currently holds position 4 and had not fi led for re-election as of Wednesday morning. Norma Watts has fi led for another term at Position 5.
Positions 3 and 4 on the Goodrich school board, currently held by Johnnie Mae Wyatt and Kenneth Scott respectively, will appear on May ballots. As of Wednesday morning, Wyatt has fi led for reelection.
Big Sandy and Leggett school districts hold trustee elections in November. State law dictates that only districts that lie in an incorporated city will hold elections in May. The Polk County Enterprise will publish political announcements from those who have filed as candidates in the May 9 city council and school board elections. Announcements must be received in the Polk County Enterprise office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 23. Announcements may be prepared by the candidate in advance and submitted to the newspaper or a candidate may contact the Enterprise for an interview. These one-time political announcements are considered news stories. There is no charge and the announcements are subject to editing. They will be published as space is available. We prefer to run a picture of the candidate with the announcement. For editorial purposes, we will picture only the candidate, although pictures that include the candidate’s family may be used in paid political advertisements. Those who already have a suitable photograph may submit it for publication with their announcement. For those who do not have a photo, the Enterprise staff will be available to take photos of candidates for use in announcements and advertisements that are to run in any Polk County Publishing Co. publication. Announcements may be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 936-327-7156 or brought to the Polk County Enterprise office at 100 E. Calhoun in Livingston.