16 people file during first day of filing period

The filing period for candidates seeking municipal and county offices kicked off Friday.
As of press time, 16 candidates had filed for open positions.

The following filed for positions in Benton:
•Charles F. Cunningham for Ward 2, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Alderman Bill Donnor for Ward 3, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Alderman Brad Moore for Ward 4, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Brent Houston for city attorney.
•Cindy M. Stracener for city clerk.
The following candidates filed for positions in Bryant:
•Randy Cox for mayor.
•Lorne Gladden for Ward 1, Position 1 of the Bryant City Council.
•Mike Chandler for Ward 2, Position 1 of the Bryant City Council.
•Rae Ann Fields for Ward 2, Position 2 of the Bryant City Council.
•Brenda White Miller for Ward 4, Position 1 of the Bryant City Council.
The following candidates filed for positions in Shannon Hills:
•Mayor Mike Kemp for mayor.
•James M. Frala for Ward 1, Position 1 of the Shannon Hills City Council.
•Sue Skipper for Ward 1, Position 2 of the Shannon Hills City Council.
The following candidates filled for positions in Haskell:
•Jayme Watson-Bruton for mayor.
•Jerry D. Tittle for mayor.
•Dallas Wright for Ward 1, Positon 2 of the Haskell City Council.

Filings will continue until noon on Friday, Aug. 15.

All of these positions will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, said Terry Brown, a deputy clerk for Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis.

Fillings will continue to take place in Curtis' office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily, Brown said.

Judicial nonpartisan filings and filings for the Sept. 16 school election already have taken place.

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election will begin Oct. 20 and continue through Nov. 3, Brown said.

The early voting sites will be announced by the County Election Commission, Brown noted.

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