1 Superior council district has no candidates

The deadline to get on the ballot in the 9th District was extended after the incumbent didn't declare noncandidacy.


The clock is ticking for people to get their names on the ballot for the spring election.

With odd-numbered and 8th District city council races in Superior and the entire county board on the ballot April 5, most seats have candidates circulating nomination papers due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.

County clerk Susan Sandvick said only one member of the Douglas County Board has decided not to run for re-election. Peter Clark, who represents the 4th District, filed notification of noncandidacy. She said someone has taken out papers in that district and all other incumbents are circulating nomination papers.

In the city, only four of the six incumbents have declared their candidacy.

Councilor Keith Kern said that he wouldn’t be running by email but failed to submit a declaration of noncandidacy by the deadline, said city clerk Camila Ramos. Candidates for the 9th District council seat will get an additional 72 hours to declare their candidacy and circulate nomination papers. Their paperwork is due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7.


Councilor Brent Fennessey hadn’t declared his candidacy yet either, but Ramos said he advised her that he would be running for the seat again.

So far, the only member of the city council potentially facing a challenge in the April election is the newly appointed councilor in the 8th District, Robert Pierce. Former councilor Mike Herrick has declared his candidacy for the seat.

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