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Council members consider options

December 6, 2006

Seats held by two city council members and the mayor are up for grabs in the April election.

But so far, no one has filed for any of the three seats. Candidates may file at city hall, by paying a $5 filing fee or by submitting a petition with signatures of 25 Tonganoxie residents who are registered to vote, according to Kathy Bard, assistant city administrator. Or they can file at the county clerk's office at the courthouse, 300 Walnut, Leavenworth.

Here are some details about the city council and school board elections:

¢ The filing deadline is noon Jan. 23.

¢ Voter registration books close at 5 p.m. Feb. 12.

¢ A primary election, if necessary, is Feb. 27.

¢ Voter registration books close at 5 p.m. March 19.

¢ The general election is April 3.

¢ In Tonganoxie, city council seats held by Velda Roberts and Ron Cranor will be up for election.

¢ The city council is elected by all voters in the city, not by districts. Mayor Dave Taylor's seat also is up for election.

¢ City council candidates can file at city hall or the county clerk's office at the Leavenworth County Courthouse by paying a $5 filing fee or submitting a petition containing signatures of 25 Tonganoxie residents who are registered to vote.

¢ And on the Tonganoxie school board, positions held by these board members are up for election: Diane Truesdell, position No. 1; Ron Moore, position No. 2; Leanna Leslie, position No. 3; and Richard Dean, at-large.

¢ School board members only can file at the courthouse by paying a $5 or by petition. Because the number of signatures required varies by district, call the county clerk's office, toll-free, (800)250-2057, if you're interested in filing by petition.

Even though no one officially has filed, Mayor Dave Taylor said he's running.

"So far, yes I am," said Taylor, who will complete his first four-year term in April. "Yes, I'm going to give it a second shot."

Council members Ron Cranor and Velda Roberts -- who were elected at the same time as Taylor -- say they haven't made up their minds.

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