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Council seats up for grabs

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 3:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 3:14 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Four Princeton residents have thrown their hats in the ring for two open seats on the Princeton City Council.

The two commissioner seats will be filled at the April 9, 2013, consolidated election. The two open commissioner seats are currently held by Terry Madsen and Bob Warren. The filing period for candidates ended at 5 p.m. Monday.

On Tuesday, Deputy Clerk Peggy Carr said Madsen, Warren, Paul Breseman and Raymond M. Mabry have all filed their candidate packets for next spring’s election. A total of seven candidate packets were taken out, but only four packets were returned.

With only four candidates for the two positions, no primary will be needed, Carr said. If there were more than four people filing for each open council seat, a primary would have been held in February. Princeton is on a different, earlier election process schedule than most other communities because Princeton is a managerial form of government with a non-partisan election.

The two Princeton City Council seats are among an estimated 70 village board trustee/commissioner/aldermen positions which will be decided in Bureau County at the April 2013 election. In addition, throughout the county, there are 20 mayoral positions, 10 city/village clerk positions, one city treasurer, and numerous public library board and school board positions up for election in April. The filing period for those candidates is between Dec. 17 and 24.

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