Filing dates upcoming for school board, city council seats

People looking to serve on the Guthrie city council, or on a board of education will first need to file their candidacy with the Logan County Election Board.

Candidates for the municipal offices and board of educations may file their declarations of candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, December 7 until 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 9.

For the Guthrie city council, offices up for election, include Mayor (Steve Gentling) and council members Ward 1 (Jim Case), Ward 2 (Jeff Taylor) and Ward 3 (Sharyl Padgett).

The mayor’s term is for two years and council members four years.

The municipal offices will be filled in the nonpartisan election scheduled for April 6, 2021.

For Guthrie Public Schools, ward seats two (Ron Plagg) and six (Gina Davis) are up for the election.

Coyle (Office No. 1 and No. 4), Crescent (Office No. 1) and Mulhall-Orlando (Office No. 1) school districts will also hold school board elections.

The Board of Education positions at stake will be filled at the Board of Education Primary Election scheduled February 9, 2021 and the Board of Education General Election on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. If only two candidates file, the position will be filled at the General Election. If more than two candidates file, a Primary Election will be held. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the Primary Election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in the General Election.

The Logan County Election Board office is located at 224 E Vilas Ave. in Guthrie.


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