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Candidates filing for non-partison offices as August deadline approaches

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Thursday, July 26, 2018 — With the deadline to file as a candidate for local office approaching, local candidates — incumbents and political newcomers — are filing the necessary paperwork with the office of Nelson County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau.

BARDSTOWN CITY COUNCIL. On Thursday, Springhill Drive resident Nicholas Shank, 32, filed as a candidate for one of the six seats on the Bardstown City Council.

On Tuesday, incumbent Bardstown City Councilman David Dones, 55, filed to run as candidate to keep his seat on the Bardstown City Council.

The Spalding Avenue resident was the seventh top vote-getter two years ago and missed being elected to a council seat. However, he was appointed to serve on the council when an opening was created when then-councilman Dick Heaton was named mayor in April 2017 following John Royalty’s removal from office.

City mayor and council/commission races are non-partisan.

BARDSTOWN CITY SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION. Incumbents Kathy Reed, 71, and Jennifer Shrewsbury, 54, both filed their paperwork recently to keep their seats on the Bardstown City Schools board of education.

School board seats are non-partisan. Three of the five city school board seats will be on the November ballot.

The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD. Two of the three incumbents serving as Nelson County Soil Conservation District supervisors have filed to keep their seats on the board.

John Filiatreau, 54, of Ben Irvin Road, and Woodlawn Road resident Danny Caldwell, 53, eat recently field to retain their seats as supervisors on the Nelson County Soil Conservation District. They represent two of the three seats that will be on the November ballot.

Soil conservation supervisors govern the Nelson County Soil Conservation District and serve a four-year term. If the number of candidates who file for soil conservation supervisor equal the number of vacancies, the county clerk certifies the supervisors elected and they will not be listed on the November ballot.

The conservation district is represented by a seven-member board. The remaining four seats will be on the ballot in 2020.

DEADLINE APPROACHES. The deadline to file for local office — mayor, councilman/city commissioner, school board member, etc. — is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.

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