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July 11, 2014

Candidates file for Fairmont City Council seats

FAIRMONT — Fairmont is still seeking applicants for the 7th District seat vacancy on Fairmont City Council. So far, two applicants have submitted their materials for review.

Robert Garcia submitted his letter of resignation from the 7th District seat June 30, citing circumstances beyond his control.

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted through Wednesday, July 16, at noon, and should be submitted to Janet Keller, Fairmont City Clerk, Third Floor, Room 312, 200 Jackson St., J. Harper Meredith Building, Fairmont, WV 26554. Applicants must live in the 7th District.

After the deadline, the applicants’ names and information will be shared with council, who will interview the candidates and make an appointment decision at a special session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, before the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. The chosen candidate will serve on council until the canvass at the Nov. 4 city council election is completed.

The filing period for the Nov. 4 Fairmont City Council election is also underway, and will remain open through Aug. 6. Anyone interested in filing for candidacy in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th or 9th districts should come in person to the city clerk’s office on the third floor of the J. Harper Meredith building. Keller will confirm the filer’s voter registration for that district, and he will need to pay a $15 fee.

As of the end of the day Friday, seven candidates have filed to run.

So far, the list of candidates who have filed is as follows: 1st District, Marianne Moran; 2nd District, Frank Yann; 3rd District, none; 5th District, David Ice and Bill Fincham; 7th District, Jamie Greene; 8th District, Tom Mainella; and 9th District, Ron Straight.

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