Six show interest in City Council positions

Mayor Richard Anderson

Mayor Richard Anderson

KINGMAN - The following have pulled packets to run for Kingman City Council this year: Mayor Richard Anderson will seek a second two-year term. Former Councilwoman Erin Cochran seeks one of three four-year Council seats, as do Travis Lingenfelter, Joe Longoria, Gary Rucker and Jacqueline Scott, according to City Clerk Sydney Muhle. The field will likely expand as packets can be pulled until June 1.

Office seekers began requesting packets April 1, said Muhle. They cannot be submitted until May 2.

Cochran is the only official candidate, said Muhle, as she is the only one who has turned in her $500 threshold/exemption statement, which allows her to collect signatures. It is a violation of state law to collect signatures prior to filing this statement.

Cochran also is the only one to specify she seeks a seat on the city's Council rather than as its mayor, the office she pursued in 2014 after serving four years on the Council.

Candidates must collect at least 216 signatures to get on the ballot for the August primary.

In addition to Anderson, Vice Mayor Carole Young and Councilman Larry Carver are up for re-election. Councilman Ken Dean, who was appointed to replace former member Mark Wimpee late last year, also faces an election.

For more information, contact Muhle via email at smuhle@cityofkingman.gov or call her at City Hall, 928-753-8335.