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February 6, 2013

Candidates file for area municipal posts

— Candidates continued to file declarations Tuesday for a number of municipal posts up for election April 2 in 13 area towns and cities.

All of the municipal elections are nonpartisan. Filing fees are not required. However, prospective candidates must meet eligibility requirements.

State law requires candidates to be registered voters “at an address (located) within the municipality, or of the ward where the office is from a ward, for at least six months prior to filing a declaration of candidacy.”

Election officials said declarations may be filed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the election board office in the appropriate counties. Challenges or candidate contests must be filed by 5 p.m. Friday.

Municipal elections filings recorded Monday include:

Muskogee County

• Town of Braggs

Four-year trustee — Jahnathan Laymon.

Town clerk/treasurer — Rebecca J. Smith.*

• Town of Fort Gibson

Ward 4 trustee — T.J. Ellis.

Ward 2 Trustee — Chad Nail.

Town treasurer — no filing.

• Town of Haskell

Ward 2 trustee — Steve Ford.*

Ward 4 trustee — no filing.

• Town of Porum

Three at-large trustees — Dian Nicholson, Carl Warren, Don Dill,* Ray Dill* and Martha M. Long.*

• Town of Taft

Three at-large four-year trustees — Canzaty “Candy” Thompson, Leila Davis and Debra Culton.*

Two at-large two-year trustees — Elsie Ceasar, Janice Bowler.

Town treasurer — Hazel Shipp.*

Town clerk — Carmelia Cliney.

• Town of Warner

Two at-large four-year terms — Johnny Lewis, Jack Tatum.

One at-large two-year term — position removed from resolution.

• Town of Webbers Falls

Two at-large trustees — James L. Wright.*

Town clerk / treasurer — Sandra George.

Wagoner County

• City of Wagoner

Ward I — no filings.

Ward 2 — Phillip Sullivan.

Ward 3 — Marshall Wilson, Larry Abernathy.

Ward 4 — Max Sanders.

Ward 2 (unexpired) — no filings.

City treasurer — Marie Morgan.

• Town of Porter

Two at-large trustees — Brent Fatkin, Ron Hart, Dennis Holmes.

One unexpired trustee — no filings.

Town treasurer — no filings.

• Town of Okay

Three at-large trustees — Dennis R. Liles.

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