The special election to fill a vacant seat on Union City Council has already attracted three candidates.
City of Union Municipal Clerk Gloria Rogers said Wednesday afternoon that Sonja J. Craig, Marsha Gossett, and Jim Wilson have filed to run in the June 5 special election to fill the District 6 seat which has been vacant since the March 7 resignation of councilman Andy Bailey. The winner of the special election will serve out the remaining months of Bailey’s term which expires in November.
To run for the District 6 seat, a person must be a registered voter, live in the district, and sign a statement of candidacy and pay a $100 filing fee at the Municipal Clerk’s office in the City of Union Municipal Building. Filing for the special election opened Monday and will close at 5 p.m. April 20.
Voters in District 6 will cast their ballots in the special election at Truluck Gym, the Bus Maintenance Shop, and Foster Park Elementary School. To vote in the special election, a person must be a resident of the district and registered to vote by May 5.
In addition to the June 5 special election, the District 6 seat is one of three city council seats on the November municipal ballot. If they decide to seek a term in their own right, the winner of the June 5 special election will then have to run in the November general election.
Also on the municipal ballot in November will be the District 3 seat currently held by councilman Keith Henderson, the District 4 seat currently held by councilman Ricky Harris, and the Office of Mayor currently held by Mayor Harold Thompson.
For more information about the June 5 special election, call the Municipal Clerk’s office at 429-1701