Candidates for the Sallisaw Board of Commissioners and for various school board posts in the county began filing their declarations with the Sequoyah County Election Board on Monday.
And the races heat up in Sallisaw as a third candidate has joined in the race for mayor. But no races are developing for school board posts as several incumbents have filed to keep their posts.
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the following have filed their declarations of candidacy.
City of Sallisaw
-Ward 2 (three-year term)
Roena Poindexter, age 63, incumbent;
-Ward 4 (three-year term)
Jonathan D. Richardson, age 41;
Shannon Vann, age 49;
-Mayor (two-year unexpired term)
Jim Hudgens, age 73, incumbent;
Ernie Martens, age 61;
Robert Jamison, 59.
School Board Posts
Central School District I-7
-Office #3 David Slaughter, incumbent
Gans School District I-4
-Office #3 Kelly Youngblood, incumbent
Gore School District I-6
-Office #5 Ryan Hoog, incumbent
Liberty School District C-1
-Office #1 Steve Gray, incumbent
Marble City School District
-Office #1 Pauline Pettit, incumbent
Muldrow School District
-Office #3 Darin Huggins
Roland School District I-5
-Office #3 Charles A. Howard, incumbent
Sallisaw School District
-Office #3 Frank Sullivan III, incumbent
Vian School District I-2
-Office #3 Edward Barton
Indian Capital Technical Center (vo-tech)
-Roger Sharp, incumbent.
The filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The elections are on Feb.13.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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