Candidate filing for the April 6, 2021 election has started, with openings on the Board of Aldermen and Grain Valley School Board.
In Ward I, Tom Cleaver’s seat is up for election. In Ward II, Nancy Totton’s seat is open, and Shea Bass’s seat is open in Ward III. Cleaver and Totton have filed for election; Bass has not filed as of January 4th. In Ward I, Dale Arnold has filed as a candidate. In Ward II, Darren Mills has filed to run for Totton’s seat, and Kristen Rising has filed as a candidate in Ward III. Each aldermen position is a two-year term.
Candidates for City offices may file during normal business hours (8:00am—5:00pm, Monday—Friday, excluding the hours of Noon—1:00pm, starting December 15th and ending at 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the Office of the City Clerk, 711 Main ST. The filing fee is $5.00.
Qualifications and instructions for filing procedures are available in the office of the City Clerk.
Two seats, currently occupied by Jared English and Eddie Saffell, are up for election on the Grain Valley School Board this spring. According to Brad Welle, Deputy Superintendent of Student and Community Services, both have filed to run for another term. As of Monday, January 4th, no other candidates have filed. The school does not plan for a ballot measure this year.
Filing a declaration of candidacy may be done in the District Offices located at 31606 E. Pink Hill Road, during regular office hours. The district offices will be closed on January 18th. Therefore, the district will not be accepting candidate filing on that date. The district office will be closed, and filing will not occur on days that the school district is closed due to inclement weather and filing will not occur on days that the school district is closed due to a COVID related event.
Registration will be by appointment only and made by contacting the board secretary at 816-847-5006 x1026. Two positions with a (3) three-year term will be subject to election. Candidates will be placed on the ballot according to the order of filing and must wear masks and observe district infection control rules in force at the time of filing.