Candidates file for city council, school boards

A total of 13 candidates filed with the Logan County Election Board this week to seek office for the Guthrie city council and various boards of education.

The three-day filing period ended at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

For the Coyle school board, Donald Dettlaff was the lone candidate to file for Ward 4. The seat will hold a term of five years.

Ward 4 of the Crescent school board also had one candidate file. Emily Williams will assume the seat, which is a five-year term.

Two seats were up for grabs on the Mulhall-Orlando school board, but only gaining one candidate each. Jennifer Schoonover filed for Ward 3 and Roland Taylor for Ward 4.

For the Guthrie school board, three candidates filed their paper work.

Ron Plagg, who was appointed to the school board in October following Terry Pennington’s resignation, filed for Ward 2. Plagg did not draw an opponent and will serve the remainder of the term until 2021.

Ward 5 member Tina Smedley will seek re-election after filing her paperwork and will be challenged by John Donosso.

A total of six candidates filed to run for the Guthrie city council.

Mayor Steve Gentling, who has served the position since 2015, will earn a third election after not drawing an opponent. The term for mayor runs for two years.

Vice-Mayor and current Ward 1 member Ed Wood did not file for re-election.

The lone candidate to file for the Ward 1 seat was James Long.

In Ward 2, councilman Brian Bothroyd will seek re-election after winning his first council seat in 2015. He will go up against former mayor Chuck Burtcher.

Burtcher served six years as the City’s mayor with his last council meeting coming in May 2013.

In Ward 3, Sharyl Padgett will seek a third term and will be challenged by Don Channel.

Council members serve a four-year term.

With no races drawing more than three opponents, there will not be a primary election, but a general election held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.


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