Candidates begin to return qualifying documents

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

In June this year, the Towns of Ackerman, French Camp and Weir will elect Mayors and Boards of Aldermen to serve for the next four years. Qualifying begin in January and will end at 5 p.m., March 8.

As of February 4, Dale Reid has returned his qualifying papers to run for Mayor of Ackerman. He currently serves as Ward 4 Alderman.

George Rooks has returned his qualifying papers to run for Ward 3 aldermen. He currently serves in that seat.

In the Town of Ackerman, anyone seeking to run as mayor or alderman at large must file a petition with at least 50 signatures of qualified voters of the Town of Ackerman to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

People seeking to run as Ward 1-4 aldermen for the Town of Ackerman must file a petition with at least 15 signatures of qualified voters of their respective wards of the Town of Ackerman to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

In French Camp, as of February 4, H. Glen Barlow has returned his qualifying papers for Mayor. He currently serves in that seat. Becky Rogers has also turned in qualifying papers for Mayor Pro Tem for the Town of French Camp. Mayor Pro Tem also serves as an alderperson. She currently serves in this seat.

In the Town of French Camp, anyone seeking to run as mayor or alderman must file a petition with at least 15 signatures of qualified voters of the Town of French Camp to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

The Town of French Camp candidates are required to submit at least 15 signatures of qualified voters because the town has a population of less than 1,000 citizens and the town is not separated into wards.

The Town of Weir has had only one person return qualifying papers, as of February 4. Clara Hemphill turned in her papers to run for alderman. She is currently serving as an alderman for the Town of Weir.

In the Town of Weir, anyone seeking to run as mayor or alderman must file a petition with at least 15 signatures of qualified voters of the Town of Weir to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

The Town of Weir candidates are required to submit at least 15 signatures of qualified voters because the town has a population of less than 1,000 citizens and the town is not separated into wards.