Seventeen community members have submitted their names for the upcoming Special Election to fill the eight recalled hospital board seats. The candidates filed declarations of candidacy at City Hall along with petitions with signatures of at least 10 qualified voters. The declaration period ended Monday.
The hospital board is not made up of specific seats. Instead, members each fulfill a term with different expiration dates. The current vacancies include terms that will expire this year, next year, in 2014, and in 2015. That means that instead of individuals choosing to run head-to-head, they run as a group for specific terms. Those that get the most votes will fill the slots. For example, five people are running to fill the three vacant seats that will expire this October. The three candidates with the top votes will fill the seats. Each candidate chose to run for a specific term-length.
The candidates are as follows:
For the three available seats that expire this October:
For the two available seats that expire in October 2013:
Michael J. Nicholls
For the two available seats that expire in October 2014:
For the one available seat that expires in October 2015:
Larry “Woody” Wilson
Janell R. Privett