Archive for Tuesday, January 23, 2007

City, school board field set; primary scheduled in Ward 2

January 23, 2007

The filing deadline has passed and the field is set for this spring's Lansing City Council and Lansing School Board elections.

And voters in the city's 2nd Ward will be asked to pare one candidate from the field in a primary election on Feb. 27.

Developer David Anaya paid the $10 filing fee Tuesday morning, just ahead of the noon filing deadline, as a candidate in Ward 2. By filing, he joins incumbent Andi Pawlowski and Sherwood Forest resident Mike Howell in the race for the Ward 2 position. The top two vote-getters in the primary will advance to the April 3 general election.

Tom Smith, a retired Army officer, also has filed to be the Ward 4 council representative. He'll face incumbent Harland Russell on April 3.

Incumbent council members Dee Hininger, Ward 1, and Janette Labbee-Holdeman, Ward 3, drew no opposition.

Seven candidates will vie for four openings on the Lansing School Board, including incumbents Shelly Gowdy and Dr. Richard Whitlow. Others seeking a spot on the board are Brian Duncan, John Gable, Rich Hauver, Richard O'Donnell and Joseph Walden. Incumbents Craig Gephart and Brian Bode decided against seeking re-election.

For more on the candidate filings, see the Jan. 25 edition of The Current.

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