Election filings for city, school boards, districts open Dec. 17
Election filings for eastern Pike County municipal, school and special district boards will open on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to the Pike County clerk’s office.
The filings will be for the Tuesday, April 8 election.
In Louisiana, Mayor Tom Wallace’s seat is up for grabs, as are the city council seats now belonging to incumbents James Wood of Ward 1, Larry White in Ward 2, Chuck Hoffman in Ward 3 and Monroe Elliott in Ward 4. The mayor serves for four years and council members have a two-year term.
Clarksville aldermen also serve a two-year term. Seats now belonging to North Ward Aldeman Randy Snell and South Ward Alderman Caren Quick are up for re-election.
Also in the running is the city collector position, currently occupied by appointee Shirley Underwood.
Three city trustee positions that run two years apiece are in the election. Those seats are currently held by Tommy Lewis, Rosemary Capps and Sharon Williams.
Two positions on the town board of trustees are up for election. Current office holders in those spots are Wilma Lagemann and Leslie Cardinale.
One spot is up for election for the board of trustees, with a two-year term in this write-in election. The spot is currently held by Dennis Watts.
Three slots are open on the Louisiana R-II School Board with three-year terms.
The incumbents are Sharon Dillender, Daryle Wallace and Tony Gschwender.
Three positions of three years apiece are on the ballot for the Clopton School Board. Those in the spots now are Michael T. Hanes, Melany Mathis and George Ricks.
The BONCL School Board race has three positions open for three-year terms. Those spots currently belong to Kevin Keely, Linda Beer and Jan Shulford.
The Pike County Memorial Hospital Board has one race for a five-year term. Allen Lockard is the incumbent.
Pike County Home Health
Two spots with terms of four years apiece are before voters. Jerry Hickerson and Karl Dewey Jr. currently occupy them.
Road District 3
One commissioner spot is open for a three-year term. Buddy Sapp is the current commissioner.
The Buffalo Township Fire Protection District has one spot on the ballot for a six-year term. Herb Sisco is the current officeholder.