City councilman files for re-election to seat
As the deadline for incumbents seeking re-election nears, one more local office holder has announced his intention to keep his seat.
East-ward city councilman Tim Strauser filed for the office.
It will be Strauser’s first time running for election since he was appointed to fill former councilman Roger Dudley’s term.
Because federal, state and county offices will be closed Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 15, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Challengers have until March 1 to file.
Gothenburg west ward council man Jeff Whiting earlier announced his candidacy as did Mayor Joyce Hudson.
District 20 school board incumbents Scott France and Nate Wyatt also filed earlier as did newcomer Jon Hudson.
Pat Hecox is the third incumbent whose seat is up for election.
Gothenburg Memorial Hospital board incumbents Larry Gill and Brent Block have filed for re-election as did Craig Bartruff for the lone seat open on the Gothenburg Airport Authority.
The following county incumbents, who are all Republican, earlier announced their intent to run.
Challengers are listed after the incumbent’s name.
Assessor—John Phillip Moore.
District court clerk—Sherry Warner
Register of deeds—Ruth Meyer
Sheriff—Gary Reiber, Paul Schwarz
County treasurer—Sharon Wood, Allison Luther
In races for county commissioner, Bill Brecks of Lexington filed for the seat now held by fellow Republican Roger Bauer of Overton.
Incumbent and Republican Bill Stewart seeks re-election to his District 2 commissioner seat.
District 36 state senator—John Wightman
The primary election is May 11 followed by the general election Nov. 2.