Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. today for the towns’ elections.
In Mason, incumbent Marty Yeager and Ralph Ross are on the ballot for council seats, while Jerry Tucker is seeking election as mayor.
Councilwoman Sarah Stover is seeking a council seat as a write-in candidate. No one filed to for recorder, and two open council seats remain. According to Mayor Mindy Kearns, who decided not to seek re-election, council members will be required to appoint people to fill the vacant positions when the new administration officially takes office.
Since there will be three council members elected, they will be able to have a quorum, and the council members can appoint two council members and a recorder, Kearns said.
Leon has no write-in candidates in their municipal election, however they do have several candidates on the ballot. According to Mayor Bruce Riffle, incumbents Crystal Cash, Terri Rymer and Greg Barker are seeking re-election for their council seats. Councilman Adam Null, who was appointed to fill a vacant council position earlier this year, also will be seeking election for council. Renae Riffle, who currently serves as the town’s events coordinator, is seeking election as recorder.
Riffle said he will seek election as mayor after being appointed to fill the current term following the mayor’s resignation.
Election plans in Hartford also are set. For council, incumbents Susan Kensler and Tom Anderson, Jr. are seeking to return to their seats, with DeeDee Dudding, Lois Dudding and Tim Green filing for one of the five open seats as well. In addition, Paula Cunningham, Charles Connley, Shirley Kauff, Leann Zerkle and Angel Cundiss are seeking election as write-in candidates for council.
Mayor Sam Anderson is seeking re-election, and will vie against Robert Crouse and Daniel Rardin for the mayor’s office. Tom Anderson, Sr. also is running for mayor as a write-in candidate. Current recorder Cheryl Oldaker also is seeking re-election and will face Kenny Greene.
Election results will be in Thursday’s edition of the Register.