Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Shake it up, baby...

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.


Jack said...

Blogger's Meeting
Thursday, October 2
Patton Alley Pub
6:30 p.m.

Anonymous said...

Sorry JH,

I can't make the blogger's meeting, I have to wait to see what is left over after Barney Frank saves Wall Street.

They only need about $3000 for every man woman and child....


Jackie Melton said...


I'd suggest you pick up that second job you've been talking about. I'll need you to pay the $3,000 for me and the $3,000 for my husband.

No time for blogger's meetings for you, my friend!

It's off to work you go!!!

Anonymous said...

I already have two jobs...

is having three allowed ??

tom said...

With a second job do you get a tax reduction from job #2 since your already being taxed for job #1 ??

With the democrats and republicans firmly taking a hold of my empty wallet it won't be long before they go into the womb of my sons future wife which they haven't meant yet and try to extract money from my grandchildren which haven't even been a twinkle in either my son's eyes.

tom said...

I'm sorry that has already been done in some degree, I should have said my great great great grandchildren which I won't be alive for when they are born.

Anonymous said...

We used to be on the gold standard, this has now been changed to the

"make money out of fresh air and sunshine..."

Of course, Wall Street gets to spend or loan out the money first as the money supply expands.

Bush should say he is sending out $3,000 to every man, woman and child in America, and then WE could decide what to do, and fix the problem from the bottom up...

The market might go down "a bit" but we would all have some cash on hand to weather the storm.