Interest in running for City Council seats, high
According to the Springfield News-Leader, Eight people have picked up petitions for council and mayor spots so far.
Councilman Denny Whayne has picked up a petition to seek re-election for his Zone 1 seat.
Nicholas Ibarra intends to run for the Zone 1 seat, as well. He has indicated he plans to pick up his petition this afternoon, I thought I'd note it because since he hadn't picked up his petition yet he wasn't mentioned in the News-Leader article.
Seats up for election are:
> Mayor, held by Tom Carlson
> General Seat A, held by Councilwoman Mary Collette
> General Seat B, held by Mayor Pro Tem Gary Deaver
> Zone 1, held by Councilman Denny Whayne
> Zone 4, held by Councilman John Wylie
Zone candidates are required to submit 100 registered voter signatures from those within that Zone. General candidates must submit 200 registered voter signatures from those who live within the city limits.
Petitions can only be picked up at the City Clerk's office, in the Busch Municipal building.
Filing dates for the election are October 7 - November 18.
For more information, contact City Clerk Brenda Cirtin's office.