FEW SEEK SEAT ON COUNCIL

August 11, 2000 11:00 pm

Just 12 working days before the final deadline, only three applicants for city offices have filed and only one of those has qualified to be on the ballot in November.

Richard Rick Dentino has completed his application for a city council position and qualified for a place on the November ballot. Dentino is running for City Council Position No. 1, currently held by Keith Pepper.

Victoria Marsh-Nuss has picked up her packet to run for mayor of Brookings, but has not yet filed her candidacy for nonpartisan nomination with 20 or more signatures of Brookings voters.

Mayor Bob Hagbom has filed for re-election but had not filed his candidacy for nonpartisan nomination Friday afternoon.

According City Elections Officer Gail Hedding, the completed candidacy for nonpartisan nomination form with the signatures of 20 voters must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 29, to qualify for the 2000 general election. Filing started on May 8.

Hedding said the mayors position and two council positions No. 1, held by Keith Pepper, and No. 2, held by Larry Curry are up for election in November.

Candidates must have been a resident of the city of Brookings for 12 months prior to Nov. 7, 2000, and be a registered voter of the city.

Reportedly, a total of five election packets have so far been issued.

To qualify for nomination, candidates must have no less than 20 signatures of legally qualified electors who are registered voters of the city.

Its a good idea to obtain more than the minimum signatures needed in case some of the signatures are not current registered voters, Hedding said.