Archive for Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Additional candidates seeking city council, school board seats

January 18, 2005

As of Tuesday, four candidates had filed for three open seats on the Tonganoxie City Council. And two incumbents are seeking re-election to the local school board.

The filing deadline is noon Tuesday.

¢ For more information, call the county clerk's office, (800) 250-2057, or city hall, (913) 845-2620.

Robert Nickle and Cecil Vinyard, both of whom are retired, filed earlier for council seats. Joining them are Jason Ward, an attorney who works in Kansas City, and Jim Truesdell, a bridge design engineer, who also works in Kansas City.

The open seats currently are held by Kathy Graveman, Steve Gumm and Emmett Wetta. Those three incumbents have said they do not plan to seek re-election.

City council members whose terms expire in 2007 are Ron Cranor and Velda Roberts. Mayor Dave Taylor's term also expires in two years.

School board members Bob DeHoff and Darlyn Hansen have filed for re-election to their seats.

Incumbent school board member Kay Smith said earlier that she hadn't decided whether to seek re-election to the seven-member board.

Board members whose terms expire in 2007 are Leanna Leslie, Richard Dean, Rick Lamb and Ron Moore.

School board candidates may file by paying a $5 filing fee or by collecting signatures on a petition.

Required forms are available at the Leavenworth County clerk's office in the courthouse, 300 Walnut, Leavenworth.

City council candidates may file by paying a $5 filing fee or by collecting signatures on a petition. Filing may be accomplished at the county clerk's office in Leavenworth or at Tonganoxie City Hall.

And required forms are available at the county clerk's office or at city hall.

For more information, call the county clerk's office, (800) 250-2057, or city hall, (913) 845-2620.

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