Four nominated for Town Council by Mankaa Ngwa-Suh | Staff Writer
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Write-in candidates for May 5 election must submit letters of candidacy by 5 p.m. on April 11
Three members of the
Incumbents Peter Helt, Wendi Peters and David Pyatt will run along with Marc Nance, chairman of the town’s Water and Sewer Commission.
Peters, who was elected in 2004, said she would work toward finding the ‘‘best long-term solution for the town” regarding water if re-elected, adding that the town needs to ‘‘get [its] arms around that.”
She understands that there are ‘‘tough times” ahead at the state level regarding the budget, and she would work to ‘‘crack some of those fiscal concerns” for the town, she said.
Write-in candidates must submit letters of candidacy by 5 p.m. April 11 to Town Hall,
Letters should include the first and last name the candidate will use on the ballot, the address and phone number of the candidate, what office the candidate is running for, and a statement of qualifications including voter registry and time of residency in Mount Airy.
To be eligible to run for a Town Council seat, a candidate must live in town limits for at least one year and be a registered voter.
To be eligible to vote in a town election, voters must live in town, be registered to vote in either Carroll or Frederick counties or be registered to vote with the town through its supplemental registration.
Absentee ballots will be available April 14 at Town Hall, applications for which must be made in writing and include a home address.
Voting will take place 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 5 at the Mount Airy Fire Company’s activities building on
Council members run nonpartisan, are elected to four-year terms, and are paid $4,000 per year.
The terms of councilmen Gary Nelson and John Woodhull and Mayor Johnson expire in 2010.
To be eligible to run for a Town Council seat, the candidate:
Must live in town limits for at least one year
Must be a registered voter
To be eligible to vote in a town election, voters:
Must live in the town
Be registered to vote in either Carroll or Frederick counties or be registered to vote with the town through its supplemental registration
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