Candidates file for city council, school boards

The filing period has come and gone for residents seeking to obtain positions on the Guthrie city council and various school boards across the county.

For the City of Guthrie, four positions, or terms, were up filing the period but there will be only one race in 2023.

The mayor’s race, along with Ward 2 and Ward 3, only received one file each. All three who filed were incumbents including Steven Gentling (mayor), Brian Bothroyd (Ward 2), and Don Channel (Ward 3).

All three will be sworn back into office at the first council meeting in May 2023.

For Ward 1, there will be an election on April 4 between Adam Ropp and Kaley Mills who filed their paperwork with the Logan County Election Board.

Current Ward 1 council member James Long did not file for re-election.

The mayor’s term is a two-year term while the council positions are four-year terms.

For Guthrie, Coyle, and Mulhall-Orlando school districts an election will not be necessary with only candidates filing for each seat.

In Guthrie, incumbent Tina Smedley will continue her role (Ward 5) for another four-year term.

In Coyle (Office No. 3), John Pross was the lone candidate to file as was the same for Mullhall-Orlando (Office No. 3) with Casey Gorrell. Both are five-year terms.

For the Crescent school board (Office No. 3), an election will be held for two candidates including Brian Dalke and Kevin Armer for the five-year term.

Sheleen Winscott, Secretary of the Logan County Election Board reminds says Contests of Candidacy must be filed no later than Friday, December 9, and may only be filed by another candidate for that office, unless a candidate was unopposed.


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