By SAMANTHA PIDDE
Petitions can now be taken out and circulated for the April 6, 2021, consolidated election.
Four full (four-year) terms and two two-year unexpired terms are up for election on the West Carroll School Board.
The four full-term seats include Beverly Kilpatrick, District 1; John McIntyre, District 3; Fred Tipton, District 6; and Nicole Thulen, who replaced Jessica Edwards last Fall, District 7.
The two unexpired terms are those held by Walt Miller in District 4, who appointed to fill the vacancy after Jerry Anderson did not seek another term, and Stephanie Moore in District 5, who was recently appointed to replace Shay Bradbury.
In the City of Savanna election, full four-year terms expiring next spring include those of Mayor Chris Lain, City Clerk Rhonda Weiss, Ward 1 Ald. Jim Friedenbach, Ward 2 Ald. Jocelyn Boyd, Ward 3 Ald. Patrick Sanchez and Ward 4 Ald. Roger Husband. The unexpired term of Ward 1 Ald. Sara Purdom is also up for election.
Mayor Lain and Ald. Sanchez have indicated they will seek re-election.
The Savanna Library Board has four terms expiring in April 2021: Carol Gloor, Anne Haliotis, Wanda Long and Roberta Smith. As of Oct. 14, Gloor, Haliotis and Long have taken out petitions.
In Savanna Township, seats up for election include Bert Shaw, road commissioner; Jo Carey, supervisor; Marjorie Jackson, clerk; Ruth Carey, trustee; Luella Holmes, trustee; Ned Doty, trustee; and Jeff Law, trustee. All have taken out petitions for the 2021 election.
In Washington Township, seats up for election include Dennis Roberts, road commissioner; Julie Brigham, supervisor; Stephanie Shaw, clerk; Mike Melhus, trustee; Robert Canier, trustee; Donald Shaw, trustee; and Ed Francke, trustee. As of mid-October, Roberts and Brigham have picked up petitions.
Petitions for candidacy are available from each municipality and board, except in the West Carroll School Board election, which is being handled by the Carroll County Clerk's office.
Those wanting to run for any of the open positions must be, on the date of the election, at least 18 years old and have lived in the district for at least one year prior to the election.
Petitions must be signed by at least 50 voters residing within the district, ward or township in which an individual is running.
Petitions must be filed between Dec. 14 and Dec. 21.