With the deadlines for filing for local boards of education and city councils rapidly approaching, some positions have yet to see anyone file for an opening.
In the City of Kennett, one seat on the council has yet to be filed, the seat representing Ward I, currently held by Neal Bradley. According to Brenda Privett, city clerk, Bradley has not filed for re-election and no one else has come forward to run for the position.
Seats that have been filed for on the Kennett City Council include:
* Ward II - Larry McDowell, incumbent;
* Ward III - Kenny Wilson, incumbent;
* Ward IV - Roger Wheeler, Sr., and;
* Ward V - Bill Palmer, incumbent.
At Senath, only Robby Shrum, incumbent, has filed for one of the two opening seats on the Senath-Hornersville Board of Education. Kenny Crawford, who currently has a seat on the board, has not refiled.
The same scenario is being seen at the Holcomb Board of Education, where incumbent Brandon Wallace has filed for re-election. Terry Don Weaver, who currently sits on the board, has not refiled.
Senath has had a better showing on the city side, where Joe Lane has refiled for the seat of mayor, and Patsy Davis, incumbent, has refiled for the South Ward position. In the North Ward, Joe McLain, incumbent, and Daryl Hopper have filed for the South Ward seat.
For the position of City Marshal at Senath, Omar Karnes, incumbent, and Keith Goodman have filed their candidacies.
The City of Hornersville will see a mayoral race at the upcoming election, as William Foresythe, incumbent, and Edward Burns, Sr., have filed for the position.
Chris Coleman, North Ward incumbent, and Billy Coleman, South Ward incumbent, have both refiled for their respective seats.
Also to see a mayoral race will be the City of Cardwell, where Melissa Herndon and Daryl Hopper, Jr., have filed for the mayor's seat, which is currently held by John Prince, who has not refiled.
In Cardwell's South Ward, Charlie Smith, incumbent, and Becki Hall have filed for the seat.
Wanda Lee, North Ward incumbent, has also filed for relection.
On Kennett Board of Education, incumbents Julie Lynn and Ralph Hemann have filed for reection, as have Dale McClelland and Brad Williams, incumbents, for the Southland Board of Education.
Filings for the City of Arbyrd were not available at press time.
Deadline for anyone interested in a seat on a local Board of Education or one of the many city positions will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 15.