Spring election 2017: Municipal incumbent non candidacy filings

Ballot BoxFriday was the deadline for incumbent candidates in the April 2017 municipal elections to file statements of non candidacy.

Here’s a round up of the situation in each municipality:

Salem Lakes/Silver Lake/Salem — This is a unique situation for the spring 2017 election. With the merger of the town Salem and village Silver Lake into one village, the town government is essentially being absorbed by the village. So the governing body going forward for Salem Lakes is the current Silver Lake Village Board. That means there won’t be any incumbents for the Salem seats, because they will no longer be on the ballot. As for the spring election, there will be three village trustee positions and the village president position on the ballot. Trustee Doug Randolph filed non-candidacy.  A surprise was that Trustee Patrick Dunn did not file non-candidacy as he had previously publicly stated he would. Dunn’s explanation: “My wife changed my mind.  She said that I was there to see the merger come about and thought I should serve another term just to get through the rough time of the merger.  I had not intended to run but with her blessing I will seek another term.” Though they technically won’t be incumbents, all of the Salem board members could file to run for the Salem Lakes seats.

Bristol — No incumbents filed non-candidacy.

Paddock Lake — No incumbents filed non-candidacy.

Wheatland — No incumbents filed non-candidacy.

Randall — No incumbents filed non-candidacy.

Twin Lakes — No incumbents filed non-candidacy.

Brighton — Supervisor #1 Harry Wirth filed non-candidacy.

Paris — UPDATE 12/26/2016 — Clerk Beverly McCumber reports no incumbents filed non-candidacy.


One Comment

  1. Nothing new in Paris says:

    I sure hope there are some people planning on running against the incumbents. It would be REALLY sad if these guys ran unopposed again.

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