March 16, 2017 | Vol. 140 No. 2

Council Candidates Fall One Short

WAITSBURG – Having a slate of candidates running unopposed is not unusual for Waitsburg’s annual elections. But having a shortage of candidates filing to fill the council seats is something new – at least in the recent history, according to city staff.

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The deadline for filing declarations of candidacy for Waitsburg mayor and five council seats was Friday afternoon. Incumbent Marty Dunn and former councilwoman Debra Callahan will run for mayor, but only four candidates filed to fill the five vacant council seats.

Incumbents K.C. Kuykendall, Kevin House, Karen Gregutt, and Kate Hockersm...

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