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Fulton councilmen discuss campaign for re-election

Fulton councilmen discuss campaign for re-election

One incumbent files, three announce plans to ahead of Jan. 21 deadline

January 14th, 2014 in News

Multiple Fulton City Council incumbents have mentioned parks, such as Hockaday Park shown here, as priorities for their new terms if re-elected in April's municipal election. Councilman Mike West said he wants to make a plan for the undeveloped Tennyson Park, and Councilman Steve Moore noted that parks such as Memorial Park and Veterans Park have gotten more attention than Hockaday or Carver. "We don't want to feel like we left a park out," Moore said.

Photo by Dean Asher

With just one week to turn in petitions to run for Fulton City Council, one councilman has officially filed for re-election with three others announcing intent.

Ward I Councilman Mike West has turned in his application to file. Fulton requires a signed petition to file for election, and the three other incumbents whose seats are up for contention this year - Ward II's Mary Rehklau, Ward III's Lindsey Pace and Ward IV's Steve Moore - have all picked up petitions and plan to file ahead of the Jan. 21 deadline.

The Fulton Sun spoke with all four about what their plans were for the city if they are re-elected. As of Monday afternoon, City Clerk Carolyn Laswell said no challengers had picked up applications

Mike West, Ward I

West has been on the Fulton City Council for six non-consecutive years, originally starting his tenure for one term in the city's fourth ward. One project West has worked towards over the years was finding development for the Tennyson Road Park, which is currently 55 undeveloped acres.