Qualifying date nears for Cadiz elections
by Alan Reed
Jul 24, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The August 4 deadline for potential candidates to declare their intentions to run for office is approaching. Trigg County Clerk Wanda Thomas said that area residents may seek office for all six seats in the Cadiz City Council, three Trigg County Board of Education seats, and four positions of Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.

Thomas said that only one candidate has filed for the November 4 General Election. Incumbent City Councilman Frankie Phillips filed for his re-election bid.

According to Thomas, candidates for the City Council must be a resident of the City of Cadiz for at least one year, be at least 21 years of age, and be a qualified voter within the city of residence for the term of office. To run, a potential candidate must submit a petition of the signatures of at least two registered voters within the city and pay a $25 filing fee.

School Board Districts 2, 4 and 5 will also appear on the November ballot. Thomas said that candidates must pay a $20 filing fee, and maintain Kentucky residency for three years prior to election. School board candidates must also produce documentation of receipt of a high school diploma or a GED. The candidate may hold no other constitutional offices, nor have any conflicts of interest with the school district. District 2 represents the voting precincts of West Cadiz, South Cadiz 1 and Hamtown. District 4 represents Bethesda and Northwest Cadiz. District 5 represents Cerulean, Montgomery, South Cadiz 2 and Roaring Springs. Presently, Debra Bridges serves District 2 on the School Board, while George “Skip” Howe represents District 4 and Mike Davis sits in the District 5 seat.

Thomas said that the Board of Supervisors for the Soil and Water Conservation District would seat four possibly new members this fall. Thomas said that a potential supervisor needs a petition of 25 signatures to run for the office, and a $20 filing fee. If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of positions available, the supervisors’ posts will not appear on the ballot.

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