Town Council seats and mayoral seat up for election


  Three of the five Town of Terry Council positions are up for election this year – two council positions, one each from Ward I and Ward II, and the town mayor seat.

Candidates seeking to file for the opening positions have until Thursday, June 27 to turn in their paperwork to the Prairie County Clerk and Recorder’s office. 
     Mayor Ron Kiosse, has served as town mayor since 2010. The two council positions up for election are currently held by Ward I Councilperson Clinton Rakes and Ward II Councilperson Rolane Christofferson. Both began their terms in 2010. 
So far no incumbents have filed for re-election. Filing for the three seats opened April 29.
Candidates seeking election must live within their ward for 60 days. Ward I includes those living west of Logan Avenue while Ward II candidates must live east of Logan Avenue.                          
Candidates seeking the mayor position must live within the state for three years and within Terry for two years.
Filing paperwork must be turned into the clerk and recorder’s office by 5 p.m. June 27. There is a $15 filing fee. As of this week, only one application had been picked up, according to Deputy Clerk and Recorder Piney Helmuth.
The two council positions not up for election this year are represented by Ward II Councilperson Teneil Phipps and Ward I Councilperson Fred Rambur. Both of those terms end in 2015.  

Published May 8, 2013

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