Candidate Petitions Available Friday

Candidate petitions for the August 4 elections will be available beginning Friday, January 8.
Dennis Stanley, Administrator of Elections, said petitions can be picked up as early as Friday by candidates for School Board, candidates for various positions in Smithville, Dowelltown and Liberty and for State Representative. Petitions must be returned by NOON April 7.
County offices to be elected locally in August, along with Assessor of Property and Constable, are: School board seats in districts 4, 5, and 6.
The seats are currently held by Kate Miller, W.J. (Dub) Evins and Doug Stephens, respectively.
City offices to be elected are:
In Smithville—three aldermen seats currently held by Shawn Jacobs, Josh Miller and Danny Washer;
In Dowelltown—a mayor and two aldermen. The seats are currently held by Mayor Gerald Bailiff and Aldermen Joe Bogle and Kevin Kent.
In Liberty—four aldermen seats currently held by Jason Ray, Paul Neal, Todd Dodd and J.D. Bratten.
State Representatives Terri Lynn Weaver (District 40) and Mark Pody (District 46) are also up for re-election.

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