Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

February 5, 2013

Two days remain for city filings

Barry Porterfield
Pauls Valley Democrat — Monday’s first day of filings was a busy one as several candidates signed up to run for various municipal offices in cities throughout Garvin County.

A list supplied by election officials shows many offices got a filing while others remain empty for now after the first of three days of the filings.

With the filings set to continue until 5 p.m. Wednesday, the filings at the Election Board office in Pauls Valley are for six of the seven cities in the county.

Filings for four city council offices in Lindsay are also continuing through Wednesday. Those filings are being held at the city clerk’s office in Lindsay.

Two Pauls Valley offices on the local city council are a part of the filings.

Jeff Paine was the only candidate to file for the four-year Place 4 office, which is currently held by Hal Blevins.

As of late Monday afternoon no candidates had signed up to run for the Place 5 office now occupied by Mayor Tim Gamble.

Early in the three-day filing period the only actual race that’s developed so far was in Elmore City.

Filing to go for another term as EC’s mayor was Larry Dale Cleveland, while Joel Crawford filed to challenge for the office.

EC Council incumbent Randal McFadden filed for another four-year term in the Ward 3 office, while Tim Clark is the only candidate so far to file for the two-year unexpired term for the Ward 4 spot on the council.

No candidates filed for other Elmore City offices, including Ward 1 council, marshall and street commissioners.

A total of five offices in Maysville each drew candidates after the first day of filings.

Filing for four-year town board offices were Michael Hunter, Diana Tarrant and Charles Griffin. Kurt E. Widmer filed for a two-year unexpired term on the board.

Filing for the town clerk/treasurer office in Maysville was Patricia Brahic.

In Paoli it was Lesana Carter who filed for a four-year board of trustees office, while Marc Davis filed for a two-year unexpired term on the board.

With three trustee offices in Stratford included in the filings, incumbent Bob McAlister was the only one who filed on Monday.

The filings in Wynnewood included incumbent Sonny Hays for the four-year Ward 4 council office and Beverly Badgley for city clerk/treasurer.

Voters in the Elmore City-Pernell, Maysville and Wynnewood school districts also have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 to request mailed absentee ballots for school board elections set for next week, Feb. 12 to be exact.

In-person absentee voting will also be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 and Monday, Feb. 11 at the Election Board office in Pauls Valley.