Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Point News

Candidates slow to throw hats in ring

The list of candidates for local offices continues to grow, albeit slowly, in Cuming County.
Anyone currently holding an elected office has until Feb. 18 to file to seek re-election to that office or election to a new office.
The filing deadline for non office holders is March 3.
Most of the county positions up for election have at least one candidate.
Incumbent supervisors Steven Meister, Judy Mutzenberger and Leslie Ott have filed to win back their seats in Districts 1, 3 and 7, respectively. Other county incumbents that have filed, all on the Republican ticket, are Assessor Cherie Kreikemeier, Attorney Daniel Bracht, Clerk Bonnie Vogltance, Sheriff Bradley Boyum, and Treasurer Judy Bracht.
The only non-incumbent to file so far is Laura Wagner, who is seeking the Clerk of District Court job now held by Merna Recker.
On the city scene, West Point Mayor Marlene Johnson and Ward 1 city councilman Roger Paus have filed. They have no challengers at this time.
No one in Wisner has filed for the city jobs up for grabs this year: mayor and two city council seats.

Two ballots for WPPS board
Those seeking positions on the West Point Public Schools’ board of education will have two options to file this election cycle.
Candidates can file for either a four-year term or for a two-year term. Current school board members whose terms in office are up in 2014 are Scott Case, Roger Kingsley and Lou Reimers.
Those who file for those jobs will serve a four-year term. To date, Case has filed for election, as has Eric Brockmann.

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