Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

March 26, 2013

Elections a week away


Pauls Valley Democrat

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Garvin County voters in three municipalities and one school district are just a week away from wrapping up their ballots for an election.

The actual election day is Tuesday, April 2 for the cities of Pauls Valley, Elmore City and Stratford, as well as the Wynnewood School District.

Voters in any of those areas have until Wednesday, March 27 to submit their request for mailed absentee ballots.

Early voting continues with in-person absentee ballots available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1 at the Garvin County Election Board office located in the county courthouse in Pauls Valley.

In Pauls Valley there are a couple of posts on the local city council up for grabs. In both cases incumbents are seeking new four-year terms.

Mayor Tim Gamble is set to go against Patrick Grimmett in one race, while the other has Councilman Hal Blevins going against Jeff Paine and Zachary Brumley.

A total of three races are currently set in Elmore City.

One is between Searcy J. Simmons Jr. and David K. Schmidt for the Ward 1 office on EC’s town council. The office has a four-year term.

It’s a three-candidate race for the Ward 4 two-year unexpired term on the council with Tim Clark, Tony E. Brister and Victoria Wampler.

Incumbent mayor in Elmore City, Larry Dale Cleveland, will go against Joel E. Crawford.

The single race in Stratford is for town treasurer between Sharon Bellew and David Alberson.

Wynnewood voters will decide between Terry Brown and Donnie Rollings in a runoff race for the local school board.