Races develop in city council election

Races develop in city council election by David Lias It appears there may be at least two races decided by voters in the upcoming Vermillion City Council election April 8.

As of Thursday morning, incumbent Drake Olson and Kate Bingen were still circulating nominating petitions to run for the central ward alderman position on the council.

Tom Davies and Nathan J. Adams have already filed petitions with City Finance Officer Mike Carlson to become candidates for northwest ward alderman. The incumbent, Joe Grause, decided earlier this year not to seek re-election.

City voters will also go to the polls April 8 to decide whether the city should pursue the Chestnut Street improvement project.

As of Thursday, no Vermillion School Board races had yet emerged.

School board incumbents Tom Craig and Mark Bottolfson, whose terms will expire this year, have both filed petitions with Business Manager Sheila DeSmet to seek another term on the board.

Both men are unopposed.

Individuals wishing to run for school board or city council positions must file nominating petitions with DeSmet or Carlson by 5 p.m. Friday.

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