Candidate filing for open mayor and alderman positions have been light, with only one candidate each filing for the position of mayor and aldermen seats in Ward 1 and Ward II as of Monday, January 6th. No candidates had filed for the Ward III alderman seat as of Monday, January 6th.
In Ward 1, Jayci Stratton’s current seat is up for election and Stratton has filed for re-election. In Ward 2, Yolanda West has filed for re-election as well. In Ward 3, Bob Headley’s seat is open for election.
Mayor Mike Todd has filed for re-election; no other candidates had filed as of Monday, January 6th. Former aldermen Chuck Johnston indicated on social media he planned to run for mayor. Reached for comment, Johnston stated he planned to file and is in the process of compiling necessary paperwork.
Candidates for City offices may file for such offices during normal business hours (8:00am—5:00pm Monday through Friday) until 5:00pm on January 21, 2020 in the office of the City Clerk, 711 Main Street, Grain Valley.
The election will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2020.