Several candidates have filed for elected offices in Dickinson County during the past two weeks, according to Barb Jones, Dickinson County clerk/election officer.

David A. McGuire filed May 10 for an open position on the Enterprise City Council. Three positions are open, each with four-year terms. McGuire is the first candidate to file. The council positions currently are held by Incumbents Phyllis L. Jackson, Carrie Sprouse and Tim Clark.

Two people have filed for the Herington USD 487 Board of Education. Ryan Stevenson filed May 13 and Jeremy Anschutz filed May 14. Four member at large positions with four-year terms are open on the school board. Incumbent Mark A. Wendt previously filed. Incumbents holding the other open offices are Annetta D. Flax, Lindy Blank and Ben Meyer.

Incumbent J. Steven Schwarting filed May 15 for the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Three positions with four-year terms are currently open on the hospital board. Incumbent Dennis Biggs previously filed. Mildred E. Fink currently holds the other open position.

The three people currently serving on the Red Bud Lake Improvement District Board have filed to keep their offices. Incumbents Ronald J. (Joe) Nold and Machelle A. Bennett filed May 10. Cathy Cosby filed May 14. Cosby recently took the place of Board Member Deana Payne who moved out of the district. The Red Bud board positions are all two-year terms.

The filing deadline for positions on the Red Bud Lake Improvement District Board is now noon Monday, June 3 — the same time as all other elected offices. A recent change in legislation changed the filing deadline, which previously was Sept. 1.

Filing deadline two weeks away

The filing deadline for open positions on city councils, all school boards and Abilene and Herington hospital boards is only two weeks away, at noon June 3. The filing fee is $20.

All filings must be done at the Dickinson County Clerk’s office in the courthouse in Abilene, 109 E. First Street.

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