When Fulton voters go the polls April 2, they will have some choices to make.
Two people filed to run for mayor, replacing the retiring Mayor LeRoy Benton. Another person also has filed as a write-in candidate.
And two people are running for First Ward council person, replacing the outgoing Wayne Chailland.
"My goal each year is to make the election process as accessible and transparent as possible," City Clerk Courtney Crowson said. "And by having the information and notices available to potential candidates earlier than usual, people had more time to gather signatures and file."
Crowson said Wednesday that she had information available in late October. She distributed candidate packets at Fulton City Hall.
"I think there is some new interest," she said of the newly minted list of candidates. "That's a good thing."
Running unopposed in Fulton's Third Ward is Lindsey Pace-Snook, replacing the retiring Richard Vaughn.
"I've run before; I was on the City Council from 2012 to 2016," she said. "I missed it. Normally I wouldn't have run this cycle, but because Richard Vaughn is not going to run again, I decided to run now."
The last day to file for April 2's General Municipal Election was Tuesday. People can register to vote in this election until March 9.
Crowson listed the following eligible candidates:
Mayoral Candidates (four-year term)
Steve Moore (filed Wednesday as a write-in candidate)
First Ward Council Candidates
Second Ward Council Candidate (two-year term)
Jeffrey Stone (incumbent)
Third Ward Council Candidate
(two-year term -
Richard Vaughn, outgoing)
Fourth Ward Council Candidate (two-year term )
Rick Shiverdecker (incumbent)
City Attorney Candidate
(2 year term)
Robert R. Sterner (incumbent)
Other election dates in 2019 include Aug. 6 and Nov. 5. Usually, an August election includes primaries (run offs between November candidates belonging to the same party). A November election typically is a general election. Both of those elections as well as the April election also could include referendums.