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Municipal elections coming up this Tuesday

By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

The 2014 municipal elections will take place on Tuesday. May 6, as some town officials in Pulaski County will be running for re-election, and a couple newcomers will be challenging the ballot as well.

In Pulaski, two candidates will challenge the incumbents in the race for mayor and town council. Pulaski Mayor Jeff Worrell is seeking his fourth term for re-election, and will be challenged by Pulaski Insurance Agent Nick Glenn, proprietor of Glenn Insurance Agency.

Former Pulaski councilman Lane Penn is looking to sit on town council once again, challenging incumbent councilmen Dave Clark, Joseph Goodman, and H.M. Kidd. Clark is seeking a third term, while Goodman is seeking a second term.

Kidd will seek a second full term, as he was initially elected to a two-year term to fill a vacant council seat when Worrell was elected mayor. Council terms are four years, while mayors serve two-year terms.

In Dublin, incumbent council members Dallas Cox, Stephen Crigger and Peggy Hemmings will seek to continue their terms for re-election. All are unopposed.

Cox is seeking a fifth term, while Crigger will seek his third, and Hemmings will run for her sixth.

Polls are set to open at 6 a.m., and will close at 7 p.m.

In Pulaski, the polling site is Central Gym at 143 Third St., NW. Dublin residents will vote at the Dublin Lions Club building at 100 Lions Club Drive.

According to the State Board of Elections, 5,078 voters were registered to vote in the town of Pulaski as of Feb. 1. In Dublin, 1,131 citizens were registered.

During the 2012 municipal election, voter turnout was about eight percent in Pulaski, with only 382 of the town’s 5,187 registered voters going to the polls. In Dublin, turnout was even less, about six percent, with only 63 of the 1,148 registered voters casting ballots.

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2 Responses to Municipal elections coming up this Tuesday

  1. Bessie85

    May 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Move the elections to November and put them on the ballots with other seats and issues. This will increase voter interest and decrease the financial burden on the town by sharing expenses with the county and state for the fall elections. Less burden, more turnout, more interest!!

  2. dlp

    May 6, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Pulaski needs change in town leadership….pulaski needs new ideas, new ways of thinking. Pulaski doenst have to be the same dreary town it is.

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