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July 16, 2014

Four apply for vacant city council seat

FAIRMONT — The application period for Fairmont City Council’s 7th District seat closed at noon Wednesday.

Four residents of the 7th District have applied for the seat: Jamie Greene, Don Chapman, Roger D. Curry and Philip Mason.

The applicants will be interviewed by city council at a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Safety Building.

City council members will interview the candidates at 5 p.m. Tuesday in executive session during a special session before the regular city council meeting. The appointed person will be sworn in and serve his first council meeting that day at 7 p.m.

The filing period for the Nov. 4 Fairmont City Council election is still open through Aug. 6. Residents in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th Districts can come to the city clerk’s office on the third floor of the J. Harper Meredith Building to file. Janet Keller, Fairmont city clerk, will confirm filers’ voter registration for that district, and they will need to pay a $15 fee.

As of the end of the day Wednesday, 11 had filed: 1st District, Marianne Moran; 2nd District, Frank Yann, Michael Ragen; 3rd District, none; 5th District, David Ice, Bill Fincham, Houston Richardson; 7th District, Jamie Greene, Roger D. Curry; 8th District, Tom Mainella; and 9th District, Ron Straight, Kandi Nuzum.

Find the full story in Thursday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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