POMEROY — For residents who plans to file for a seat on council in one of the villages as a partisan candidate, the filing deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, Becky Johnson, director of the Meigs County Board of Elections, reports.
The terms of four Council members in each of four of the villages, Middleport, Pomeroy, Syracuse and Racine, and one in Rutland expire this year. In addition to the Council seats to be filled, there are openings on the Syracuse Board of Public Affairs and Syracuse/Racine Sewer District.
While partisan candidates must file to be on the May Primary ballot, candidates who plan to file as Independents have until Monday, May 6, the day before the Primary, to file with the Board of Elections, because they will run in the November General Election.
As to the upcoming vacancies on village councils, those council members whose terms expire this year are as follows:
Middleport — Sandra Fultz Brown, Emerson Heighton, May Rae Moore and H.Craig Wehrung.
Pomeroy — Philip B. Ohlinger, Dru Reed (who is filling an unexpired term,) Jackie Welker and Victor C. Young, III.
Syracuse — Mike Jacks, Michael R. VanMeter, J. P. Varian and Timothy “Bo” Willis.
Racine — Ron Clark, George Cummins, Dale Hart and Tim Hill.
Rutland — Marie Birchfield.
As to those who are in the final year of their term on the Board of Public Affairs, in Racine it is Bobby J. Dudding, and in Syracuse, Floyd A. Graham and Gordon Winebrenner.
On the Syracuse/Racine Sewer District Board, the term of Dale Hart will expire this year.
As for mayors in the five villages, all are in terms which end in 2015.