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Five races will be on City of Alva ballot


February 10, 2023

The City of Alva has seven offices open for election this spring, and five of them will be contested with two or more candidates filing. The two offices drawing only one candidate filing are City Clerk with incumbent Melody Theademan filing and Councilmember, Ward 3 Seat 2 with incumbent Sadie Bier filing.

Following are the candidates for the other five offices that will be on the April 4 ballot:

• Councilmember, Ward 1 Seat 2: Garret Lahr (incumbent), Justin Scribner and Jeramie Wade Bradford

• Councilmember, Ward 2 Seat 2: Gail Swallow (incumbent) and Mary Longhurst

• Councilmember, Ward 4 Seat 2: Randy Stelling (incumbent) and Joe Parsons

• Marshal: Jim Scribner (incumbent) and Jim L. Darr

• Mayor: Kelly Parker (incumbent) and Taylor Dowling.

Also on the April 4 ballot will be an Alva Board of Education race between incumbent Tiffany Slater and Kevin Pingelton.

Town of Freedom

The Town of Freedom has three offices open. Patricia Dauphin was the only candidate filing for Town Clerk-Treasurer and Myles Nixon was the only filing for Board of Trustees, Office No. 2. The two candidates filing for Board of Trustees, Office No. 1 are Kama Luddington and Concha Herrera, and that will be the only race to be decided by the election.

Town of Dacoma

The Town of Dacoma had only one person, Janean Johnson, filing for the Board of Trustees, so no election will be required. No one filed for the second spot open on the board.

City of Waynoka

The City of Waynoka has one contested seat. Donald Cummins and Austin Durkee both filed for Councilmember, Ward 1 Seat 1, and they will be on the April ballot. Those drawing no opponents are: Wesley Hope for Councilmember, Ward 2 Seat 2; Ashley Woodall for Councilmember, Ward 2 Seat 2; Keith Cameron for Councilmember, Ward 2 Seat 2; Jay Adair for Councilmember, Ward 3 Seat 1; Tim Crissup for Councilmember, Ward 4 Seat 1; and Susan Bradford for Mayor.

Election Dates

The municipal filing period was Feb. 6-8. The voter registration deadline for the April 4 municipal and board of education election is March 10 and absentee ballots must be requested by March 20. Early voting dates are March 30-31.


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