McNichols files for seat on Cadiz Council; Deadline next Tuesday
by Alan Reed
Aug 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the deadline to file for the November election approaching for candidates for Trigg County Jailer and a seat on the Cadiz City Council approaching on August 14, potential candidates face a short week to make a decision to run, and file papers with County Clerk Wanda Thomas.

Thomas said that Cadiz City Attorney Allen Wilson notified her last Thursday to place the city council seat on the ballot. The position must be re-elected to fill the incomplete term of Councilperson Donna McNichols, who abdicated her seat when her home was de-annexed from the city with three neighborhoods by Judge Dennis Foust. Though the council named McNichols as her own interim successor when she moved back within the incorporated area of Cadiz, Kentucky Revised Statutes require all seats vacated with an unexpired term to appear on the ballot in the next general election to serve the balance of the term of office, through 2009.

According to Thomas, McNichols is the only candidate to file for the seat as of the morning of August 6. All candidates must be 21 years of age or greater, have lived one year within Cadiz city limits, and be a registered voter in the municipality. Candidates must present a nominating petition to the clerk’s office with two signatures other than their own. A person may nominate only one candidate.

Judge/Executive Stan Humphries said that he has not selected an interim jailer to replace Glenn Cunningham who retired August 1. “We’ve had some individuals express an interest in the position who are capable of doing the job. We hope to have made a choice by the end of this week.”

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