Candidates needed for upcoming city electionTwo city council seats have no takers and the incumbents who filled those seats have filed a declaration of non-candidacy.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Two city council seats have no takers and the incumbents who filled those seats have filed a declaration of non-candidacy.
Councilor Len Joyal in the 6th District resigned his position effective Thursday, 21 months into his term.
Lew Martin, a 30-year member of the county board appointed to finish the term, has said he won’t be seeking re-election and has not sought a spot on the ballot.
Councilor Jackie Stenberg is filling out the remainder of her term, which expires in April.
Neither district has candidates vying for a spot on the city council.
Two incumbents are running unopposed.
Councilors Mike Herrick in the 8th District and Bob Browne in the 10th declared their candidacy and secured a place on the April 2 ballot.
In the 2nd District, only one candidate has secured a spot on the ballot. Former 8th District City Councilor Tom Fennessey is vying for the seat currently held by long-time 2nd District representative Tom Bridge.
Bridge did not declare non-candidacy, but has no plans to run again, he said.
That means candidates considering a bid for the 2nd District seat have until Jan. 4 to secure a nomination for a place on the ballot.
Anyone considering a bid for city council in the remaining even-numbered districts has until 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to declare their candidacy and turn in nomination papers.
For information, call the City Clerk’s Office at 715-395-7200.