Candidates seeking public office as a Clarkson City Commissioner, Caneyville City Commissioner or a member of the Grayson County Board of Education must file any petition, certificate or statement by Tuesday, August 12, at 4 p.m.
Currently all four commissioner positions in Caneyville and Clarkson are up for election and three positions on the school board will be voted on in the November election.
The deadline to run for the Leitchfield City Council was in January. The eight candidates that have filed for the six open seats are Steven Elder, Kelly Stevenson, J. Wales Montgomery, Steve Dennison, Jerry Schlosser, William “Billy” Dallas, Leon Shaw, and Harley Stevenson, Jr.
The Grayson County Board of Education has three open positions. Carolyn Thomason’s seat in the fourth district is open as well as Bill Allen’s seat in the second district and Valeria Hayes’ seat in the first district.
Currently there are two candidates that have filed for the board of education: Carolyn Thomason in the fourth district and Terry Mudd in the second district.
No one has filed for the Caneyville City Commission and the only candidate who has filed for the position in Clarkson is Scotty Gore.
“I have had several other candidates pick up paperwork, but those are the only ones who have turned in their paperwork so far,” said Grayson County Court Clerk Carletta Farris. “I will probably have several more by the weekend.”
In order to qualify to run for one of the council seats a candidate must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of the city for one year, a qualified voter, and shall reside in the city throughout his term of office.
To qualify for the school board a candidate must be at least 24 years of age and a citizen of Kentucky for at least three years before the election. The candidate must also be a voter of the district for which he is elected. He must have completed at least the 12th grade or have been issued a GED certificate or have received a high school diploma and filed an affidavit certifying completion of the 12th grade or equivalent with his nominating petition.
The candidate must not hold a state office requiring the constitutional oath or be a member of the General Assembly, nor may he hold or discharge the duties of any civil or political office, deputyship or agency under the city or county of his residency.
The candidate cannot be directly nor indirectly interested in the sale of services, supplies or equipment that may be purchased with board money. The Candidate may not have been removed from any board of education for cause and may not have a relative employed by the school district.
The public drawing for the ballot positions will be August 14 at 2 p.m. in the Farris’ office.