Municipal, fire protection district and school board candidates were able to announce their candidacies with the filing period opening today (Tuesday) in Wildwood and Eureka. The local election will be April 2, 2013.
Editor's Note: Check back with Eureka-Wildwood Patch for updates regarding other candidates who file between now and Jan. 15.
Metro West Fire Protection District (added to article Dec. 12@8:15 p.m.):
Metro West Fire Protection District has one position on its board that will expire next spring; it is held by Tim Flora, who currently chairs the group.
Michael Thiemann, Metro's coordinator of Emergency Management, said Flora did file. Flora has served on this board for the past 12 years.
Monarch Fire Protection District:
The seat of Monarch Fire Protection District board of director Kim Evans expires in April. Evans has served as a MFPD director for the past 5-1/2 years; she currently is the board president.
Monarch fire marshal Roger Herin confirmed incumbent Evans, as well as Russ Lake filed today. Lake is an area business man who served, with two other residents, on Monarch's Citizens' Advisory Committee for next year's budget, said Herin.
Monarch's House No. 2, at 18424 Wildhorse Creek Rd., services Wildwood residents.
(Added to article Dec. 13@4:25 p.m.:) Former Monarch board member Rick Gans filed as a candidate today.
Eureka Fire Protection District (added to article Dec. 17@11:55 a.m.):
Eureka Fire Protection District board of directors are elected to a six-year term with an election every two years. During the April election, one board position expires: Francis (Butch) Oberkrame, who currently chairs the three-member group.
Rockwood School District:
Rockwood School District's Board of Education will fill two seats, as the terms of directors Janet Strate and Stephen Banton expire in April.
Kathy Chitwood, secretary to the Rockwood Board of Education, confirmed Strate already had filed today. Strate was first elected to the board in 2004.
Banton was elected to the board in 2007.
Prospective Rockwood Board of Education candidates may file paperwork from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Rockwood’s Administrative Center, 111 E. North Street in Eureka. The office will be open until 5 p.m. on Jan. 15.
Wildwood City Council filings as of Dec. 11, per the city's website:
Ward One: Larry McGowen, incumbent
Ward Two: Ed Marshall, incumbent
Ward Three: None to date; (Added to article Dec. 17@11:25 a.m.:) Sue Cullinane and Marc S. Perez
Ward Four: Katie Dodwell, incumbent
Ward Five: Dave Bertolino, incumbent
Ward Six: Ron James, incumbent
Ward Seven: None to date
Ward Eight: Paul L. Wojciechowski
Eureka Board of Aldermen and City Marshal (all of the following terms expire next spring; not confirmed filings yet):
Ward 1: Wes Sir (filing confirmed on Dec. 13)
Ward 2: Marilyn Leistner (filing confirmed on Dec. 13)
Ward 3: Shannon Britt
City Marshal: Mike Wiegand (filing confirmed on Dec. 13)
Wes Sir's role as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner, coincides with his aldermanic term, and so also is set to expire in April.