City Council election packets now available |

City Council election packets now available

Dan Olsen

February 5 -- Nomination petition packets available at city hall

February 12 -- First day to circulate petitions

March 2-- Last day for petitions to be filed with city clerk

March 30 -- Candidates must submit financial reports to city clerk

April 3 -- Election Day

Monday was the first day anyone interested in running for the Craig City Council could pick up an election packet at the city clerk’s office.

By Monday afternoon, Ray-mond Beck, of Craig, a 25-year resident and a member of the planning and zoning commission, had requested and received a nomination petition packet.

Bridgette Harris, of Craig, also requested a packet.

The first day candidates can circulate petitions is Monday, Feb. 12. Candidates who intend to run in the election have until March 2 to file their petitions with the city clerk’s office. They need the signatures of at least 25 registered voters for their names to be placed on the ballot.

Three council positions and the mayor’s seat will be up for election in April.

Council member Joe Herod and Mayor Don Jones are seeking re-election to their positions. Council members Tom Gilchrist and Kent Nielson are term limited and cannot seek re-election.

To run for city council or mayor, candidates must be 25 years or older, a registered voter in the city and have resided within city limits for at least one year before the April 3 election.

Council members earn $200 per month and attend meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month inside the council chambers at Craig City Hall, 400 W. Fourth Street.

Candidates and political committees must submit pre-election financial reports to the city clerk under the Fair Campaign Prac-tices Act by Friday, March 30.

The Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, is the official polling place for the election. There currently are no questions on the ballot, other than the city council positions.

For more information, call city manager Jim Ferree at 826-2023.

Dan Olsen can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 207, or

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