Thursday, September 8, 2011

Friday is the deadline to file for Kuna city offices

This Friday is the deadline for Kuna city residents to file a declaration of candidacy for Kuna city mayor or Kuna City Council.
Voters in the city of Kuna will have an opportunity to vote for two City Council members and the mayor in this year’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Mayor Scott Dowdy’s term expires this year, as do the terms of City Council members Lisa Bachman and Jeff Lang. The terms for Rich Cardoza and Doug Hoiland expire in 2013.
As of Tuesday, two candidates had filed to run for mayor: Dowdy and former Kuna mayor Greg Nelson.
Two candidates had filed to run for City Council: Lang and former City Council member Dave Szplett.
The declaration of candidacy period ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. A candidate has to declare that he/she is a qualified elector and meets the following qualifications:
• Resident of Kuna
• Registered voter
• At least 18 years old
The candidate has to file a Declaration of Candidacy form accompanied by one of the following:
• A petition of candidacy signed by at least five registered qualified electors; or
• Pay a non-refundable filing fee of $40
The Declaration of Candidacy form must be turned in to the Kuna City Clerk’s Office located at Kuna City Hall, 763 W. Avalon St.

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