City council race is on for November
With the November general election in the not-too-distant future, the city of Canby will have some spots to fill for 2021 on its City Council.
Terms of office for Mayor Brian Hodson and councilors Trygve Berge, Tim Dale, Traci Hensley and Sarah Spoon will expire Dec. 31.
The mayor and council positions will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Three of the council positions are four-year terms and one is a two-year term due to a resignation last year. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will win the four-year terms. The candidate who receives the fourth highest number of votes will serve a two-year term.
As of Friday, July 24, Canby City Recorder Melissa Bisset said there are five candidates for the four open City Council positions — current councilors Tim Dale, Traci Hensley, and Sarah Spoon are running again, with newcomers Jason Padden and James Hieb also vying for a seat. Additionally, Brian Hodson has filed to run again for mayor. He is the only candidate thus far.
The winner of the mayor position will serve a two-year term, beginning in January. The filing deadline to be a candidate for City Council or mayor is 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. Candidate packets are available online: sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/county-city-district-candidates.pdf and the city of Canby website.
For more information or to pick up a packet locally, contact Melissa Bisset at 503-266-0733.
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