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Filing period for Carroll City Council, mayor races closes Thursday

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The City Council and mayoral election filing period in Iowa closes Thursday afternoon.

As of 8 a.m. Monday, the following individuals have filed for city offices in Carroll:

— Mayor: Jerry Fleshner

— Ward 1: Jay Norgaard

— Ward 3: Kyle Bauer

— At Large: No filings

Third Ward City Councilman Clay Haley has announced his intention to seek reelection, former police officer J.J. Schreck has said she will run for the at-large seat, and downtown businessman Tom Bordenaro is expected to file in Ward 1.

Petitions and affidavit of candidacy forms for the Nov. 2 election can be filed through 5 p.m. Thursday with the auditor’s office at the Carroll County Courthouse.

The same deadline holds for other city races across Iowa.

Positions that will be on the November election in Carroll include the mayor, who will serve a two-year term for 2022-2023, and City Council positions for Ward 1, Ward 3, and one at-large position, all of whom will serve a four-year term from 2022-2025.

The mayor makes $400 a month, and City Council members are paid $200 a month.

You can get the petition from the County Auditor or on-line at: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/candidates/nompetnonpartisan.pdf

You can get the Affidavit of Candidacy from the County Auditor or on-line at: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/candidates/affidavit.pdf

A full guide on city elections can be found on-line at: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/electioninfo/citycndgde.pdf

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