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December 6, 2012

School board filings continue countywide

DUNCAN — There is at least one potential candidate for every school board opening in Stephens County, and Marlow Board of Education will have an election for seat No. 3.

While most of the school districts had one person file for the seat coming to vote Feb. 12 by 5 p.m. Monday, Empire Public School was the lone board of education without a person filing. That changed Tuesday when Jarrel Swanson filed for the No. 3 seat for Empire Board of Education, a seat held by Angela Wolfe.

The filing period, which began Monday, will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. If multiple people file for any one of the open board positions, there will be an election for voters to determine who they would rather see in that position. Any seat with only one person filing will go to that person once the current term ends.

For the Marlow Board of Education, two people have filed for the open seat. Brad Boles filed Monday morning, and Julie Sanders filed Tuesday afternoon. They and any other people filing for the Marlow seat will face one another in a February election.

All of the independent school districts and Red River Technology Center Board of Education have a filing period for their No. 3 seats. All of those terms are for a five-year term. Grandview Board of Education is the only different board, filing for the No. 1 seat for a three-year term.

Aside from school boards, two Marlow City Council seats are also open during the filing period. The Ward 1 seat was filed by incumbent Don Ridley on Monday, and Ward 2 incumbent Wes Walker filed for Ward 4 on Tuesday.

So far, neither faces an opponent.

One day of filing still remains for the school boards and the two Marlow City Council seats.

People who have filed so far include:

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