Local city councils have seats coming open
The November election is five months away, but people who want to run for city offices must collect signatures and file by Aug. 25.
The city of Madras has four positions coming open.
Mayor Richard Ladeby's two-year term is coming open, as well as four-year council positions currently held by Jennifer Holcomb, Leticia Montano and Gary Walker.
In addition to filing, candidates must collect 20 signatures by Aug. 25. City recorder Lysa Vattimo said she encourages candidates to collect a few more in case some aren't valid because they are not registered voters who live in the city limits.
Ladeby has filed to run for reelection.
Culver also has four positions coming open. Mayor Nancy Diaz's two-year term, and so are four-year terms held by Bart Carpenter, Steve McCall and Andy Byrd.
Filers may pay a $25 fee or collect 20 signatures of registered voters in the city.
In Metolius, Mayor Carl Elliott's position is up for reelection, as are positions held by Ema Urieta and Candy Canga, along with one vacant position. To run, candidates must complete an application. After that, they will be assigned a petition number and must collect at least 25 valid signatures.
In all cases, candidates must be at least 18 years old, have lived within the city limits of the city they are running in for at least one year and be a registered voter.
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