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No opposition in most city, school elections
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
LIVINGSTON — Offi cials at most of the cities and school districts in Polk County are expected to cancel elections due to lack of opposition unless write-in candidates come forward before 5 p.m. Monday. Otherwise, Onalaska and Corrigan school districts will have the only contested elections May 9. Livingston City Council Three candidates fi led for the three open alderman positions on Livingston City Council. Judy Cochran and Ray Luna will serve another term and Elgin Davis will fi ll the position left vacant when Clarke Evans was elected mayor in May 2008. The council will consider canceling the election during the April 14 meeting. Onalaska City Council Three positions currently held by Carl Cruse, Patsy Goins and Shirley Gilmore are up for reelection. All three incumbents have fi led applications to seek another term. 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 are seeking re-election but do not have opponents. Goodrich City Council The City of Goodrich will continue to operate under the supervision of Mayor Pro Tem Gokey since no one applied for the mayor’s position. Position 2 currently held by Marilyn Peters and Position 6 currently held by Dennis Patterson are up for re-election and incumbents fi led to keep their council seats. Livingston ISD Trustee positions currently held by Henry Ager and Mike Nettles expire in May. Both incumbents fi led for re-election. Onalaska ISD Voters in the Onalaska school district will be voting for two trustee positions that expire in May. For Position 3 voters will choose between the incumbent, Cindy Christian, and two opponents, Barbara Jones and Russell Crawley. Position 6, currently held by OISD board President Roger Wilde will be a three-way race with Stephen Bryant, Linda Vincent and Christopher Kennedy. Greg Cook is the lone candidate to fi ll the unexpired term of Joel Wilde, whose resignation takes effect after the election. Corrigan-Camden ISD Positions 4 and 5 on the Corrigan-Camden I.S.D. Board of Trustees are expiring. Johnny Ray Eaton is seeking re-election in position 4 with opposition from Jimmy Nash, Jason Lawson and Earlie Baldwin. Incumbent Norma Watts and Valarie Riley are facing off for Position 5. Goodrich ISD Positions 3 and 4 on the Goodrich school board, currently held by Johnnie Mae Wyatt and Kenneth Scott expire in May. Wyatt is seeking another term Position 3 and Emma Stutts is seeking Position 4. Kenneth Scott is not seeking another term. GISD Business Manager said the election will be canceled and Wyatt and Stutts declared winners unless a candidate declares their write-in candidacy by 5 p.m. Monday. Big Sandy and Leggett school districts will hold trustee election sin November. State law dictates that only district that lie in an incorporated cisty can hold elections in May. Campaign announcements 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.