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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • 3 council members file for mayor

  • Another Rolla City Council member has filed for the office of mayor, creating a three-way race for the position so far, but filing is far from over.
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  • Another Rolla City Council member has filed for the office of mayor, creating a three-way race for the position so far, but filing is far from over.
    Ward 2 Councilman Steven Leonard declared his candidacy for Rolla mayor on the morning of Christmas Eve, according to an email from Rolla City Clerk Carol Daniels.
    Ward 6 Councilman Anthony M. “Tony” Bahr and Ward 3 Councilwoman Susan J. Eudaly also have declared their candidacy for the April 8, 2014, municipal election.
    Current Mayor Bill Jenks III, who is serving his second term as mayor, told the Daily News last week that he will not run for re-election.
    In addition to mayor, the offices of municipal judge and city prosecuting attorney as well as eight seats on the city council are up for grabs in this election.
    Other candidates who have filed for city offices as of Tuesday morning are as follows:
    Municipal judge — James T. Crump (incumbent)
    City prosecuting attorney — Brendon J. Fox, who currently holds the seat. He was appointed earlier this year to fill the unexpired term of Robert J. “Jeff” Stoltz  who resigned to move away from the city.
    Ward 1 council member for one-year unexpired term — Jonathan C. Hines, incumbent, and Stephen Peterson.
    Ward 1 council member for two-year term —  Monty Jordan (incumbent) and Michael Doan
    Ward 2 council member — Matthew R. Miller
    Ward 3 council member — Kelly Long (incumbent)
    Ward 4 council member — Don Morris (incumbent)
    Ward 5 council member — Jimmy Dale Williams (incumbent)
    Ward 6 council member for two-year term — Walter L. Bowe, III, who was appointed earlier this year to a Ward 6 council seat after Fran Mazanec resigned.
    Ward 6 council member for one-year unexpired term — None.
    Candidates have until Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. to file for city offices.
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