Thursday January 30, 2014
Two open city council seats will be decided by voters in the upcoming 2014 election. Councilor Rosanne Greco will not seek re-election, and is vacating the three year seat. The two year seat currently held by Council Chair Pam Mackenzie’s is also open.
Monday, January 27 was the deadline for candidates to file papers. Only two candidates had filed their petitions by mid January; the remaining petitions came in Monday, right up until the 5 p.m. deadline.
There will be a three-way race for the three year city council seat. Paul Engels, former city councilor, announced his candidacy in early January. Planning Commissioner Tracey Harrington has turned in a petition for the three year seat. And Pam Mackenzie, who currently holds the two year position, is opting instead, to run for the three year seat, according to papers she turned in Monday.
Two candidates will be on the ballot for the two year council seat. Former councilor Meaghan Emery announced her candidacy for the two year position several weeks ago. Michael Simoneau filed papers for the two year seat at the clerk’s office Monday.
City Clerk Donna Kinville will run unopposed for the clerk position. Dennis Lutz is unopposed for the position of water commissioner.
Incumbent School Board Directors Julie Beatty and Dan Fleming will run unopposed for their respective three year and two year seats.