Less than a week into the filing season for the upcoming City of Salem Primary Election, and there are six filings to seek their party nomination for a City of Salem office.
Filing began on January 9 and continues through Noon on February 8.
The May 7 Primary will allow the public to nominate their party candidates for the November general election. Voters will turn out in Salem’s four city districts.
Justin Green has filed to run for Mayor on the Republican ticket. Green is currently an at-large member of the Salem City Council and a local business owner.
City Clerk/Treasurer Sally Hattabaugh (R) has filed to run for re-election.
Incumbent Danny Libka (R) has filed to seek re-election.
Rick Stewart has filed to run against incumbent Warren “Truck” Jones – both Democrats – for the City Council, District 2 seat.
Democrat Wally Terkhorn seeks re-election for the City Council, District 4 seat.
There have been no filings for City Council, District 3 and the At-Large seat as of Monday morning.
Those interested in running for their party nominations should file with the Washington County Clerk’s office before Feb 8th at noon.
According to Stephanie Rockey, Voter Deputy Clerk, to run for City Council you must be a residing registered voter in the district you are seeking, except the At-large seat.
“To run for Clerk Treasurer and Mayor, you must be a registered residing voter for the city, Salem 1-4,” said Rockey.