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Tue, May 11

Few candidates file for mayor and council seats

Just one candidate filed paperwork for open seats on the Williams City Council. Williams Mayor John Moore will face George Otero for the mayor's office.

Current terms for Mayor John Moore, Vice Mayor Don Dent, Councilman Bernie Hiemenz and Councilman Lee Payne expire this year.

Three incumbents — Don Dent, Bernie Hiemenz and Lee Payne are running unopposed for their council seats.

Candidate packets were due at City Hall before May 30.

The candidates will now head to the Aug. 28 primary.

According to Williams City Clerk Pam Galvan, eight to 10 people expressed interest in the positions and picked up candidate packets.

The packets nomination paper, an affidavit of qualifications, campaign finance laws statement, non-partisan nomination petitions, and a financial disclosure form among other documents.

Interested candidates needed to complete a nomination petition from the city offices with a required number of signatures.

In addition to the mayor’s office, three candidates, including the one incumbent, will be competing for Justice of the Peace.

By the deadline for filing nominating petitions, two republicans and one independent had filed to be listed on the primary ballot for the position.

Parks resident Brian Flescher and incumbent Rob Krombeen have filed as republicans, and Williams resident Annie Shumway has filed as Independent.

For Constable, Rick Remender and Jay Douglass have filed as republicans.

The August primary will determine the republican nomination and the race will then be decided in the Nov. 6 election.

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