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Filing begins Tuesday for the April 2 election

Candidates can begin filing at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, for the April 2, 2019 elections.

The mayor’s seat is up for election. Mayor Dwain Hahs plans to run again. (See mayor’s column on page 5A for more details.)

The Jackson R-2 Board of Aldermen has one seat up for election in each ward. Up for election are the seats of Wanda Young, Ward 1; David Hitt, Ward 2; Katy Liley, Ward 3; and Tom Kimbel, Ward 4. These are two-year terms.

Young, Liley and Kimbel are planning to run again; Hitt is undecided but is leaning toward filing again.

The other Ward 1 alderman seat is also up for election. Phil Penzel resigned from this seat and Paul Sander was appointed by the mayor to fill the seat until the April 2, 2019 election.

The Jackson R-2 School Board has two seats up for election: those of Brian Thompson and Dan Stover. These are three-year terms. Thompson plans to file again; Stover is undecided.

There are openings on the board of directors of Public Water Supply Districts Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5.

The Fruitland Area Fire Protection District will have one board member seat up for election.

The Delta Fire Protection District has a Board of Director seat up for election.

For details about these positions, see the public notices on pages 7-8B.

Filing will remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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