Candidate filing period for May elections begins in Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North

Both cities' candidate filing periods close Feb. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Both cities' candidate filing periods close Feb. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Both cities' candidate filing periods close Feb. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The cities of Shenandoah and Oak Ridge North are now accepting candidate applications for the May 2 general election. The candidate filing period opened in both cities Jan. 15.

Each city's election will include races for mayor and two city council seats, if those positions are contested. In Shenandoah, the terms of Mayor Ritch Wheeler, Council Member Ron Raymaker and Council Member Michael McLeod are expiring this spring. In Oak Ridge North, Mayor Paul Bond, Council Member Tom Coale and Council Member Alex Jones are up for re-election.


Candidates interested in running for any of those positions have until 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 to submit their applications. More candidate filing and election information can be found here for the city of Shenandoah and here for the city of Oak Ridge North.

The voter registration deadline for the May election is April 2. Early voting will run from April 20-28 prior to election day May 2.
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