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Four Price council positions open for election in 2003

Staff reporter

Four of the five seats on the Price City Council will be decided at the election booths in the fall.

The four seats open for election are presently occupied by Steve Denison, Richard Tatton, Don Reaveley and Jeanie McEvoy. The remaining council position filled by Betty Wheeler will be up for a vote in two years.

The candidate filing period for the four open seats on Price city government started on July 15. Price residents interested in having names placed on the 2003 election ballot will have until Aug. 15 to file the proper paper work at the city hall.

"Right now, I think we only have a few people who have filed to run," indicated Nick Tatton, Price city's community director Wednesday. "But there could be more as we get closer to the deadline."

Whether the city council incumbents will run for re-election remains to be seen.

McEvoy is in particularly interesting position. She was appointed to the council earlier this year a when Elizabeth Kourianos resigned for personal reasons.

The spot McEvoy occupies was not supposed to come up for a vote for two more years. But the law states that when an elected official resigns and another individual fills the spot, the seat must be voted upon by the citizens in the next regular election.

If McEvoy files and wins the upcoming election, she will have to run again in two years in the event she wishes to retain the seat for a longer period of time. The two-year re-election period will keep the rotation of Price City Council seats up for election in line.

The question of whether there will be a primary election for the council positions remains undecided. The matter depends on how many candidates file for the four open seats.

The primary election question will be answered in mid-August when Price city residents who want to file for seats on the city council have tossed their hats into the ring.

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