Monday, August 31, 2009

Potential city council and school board candidates ...

Dates have been corrected in this post
START YOUR ENGINES! Vroom, vroom ...
On Friday, Sept. 4, the filing period starts for city council, school board, and mayoral candidates.
The filing period runs through Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m.
On the council side, there are 10 district seats for each ward of the city and two at-large [citywide] candidates. The ward councilors serve for two years; the at-large candidates have four-year terms. The mayor's term is for two years. Moderators and ward clerks will also be elected to two-year terms. Supervisors of the Checklist will also be elected to six-year terms.
On the school board side, candidates run at-large for three year terms. Three are up for re-election.
Candidates for council, mayor, or school board can either pay a $5 fee to run or collect 50 signatures.
To run for council, mayor, ward clerk or checklist, go to the city clerk's office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the filing period and sign up.
School board candidates file at the office of Roger B. Phillips, Esq. at 104 Pleasant St. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

In conjunction with my role as co-chairman of the Concord Taxpayers Association, we hope to set up at least two forums for the at-large council races and school board races. All candidates running in the races will be invited to participate and media will be invited to cover the events. While there are usually at least two forums for council candidates, there is only usually one for the school board candidates. It seems to us that there should be more debates and more forums for these important positions. Locations to be determined at a later date.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tony, why don't you and Chuck run for school board.