Non-partisan candidates are still slow to file

Posted July 16, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Filing for non-partisan races in Albany and Clinton County continues for just under another month, and over the past week, two individuals filed for seats.

Tony Delk and James “Smitty” Smith, both incumbents, filed for re-election to seats on the Albany City Council.

To date, seven persons have filed for mayor, city council (six positions) and board of education members in districts one and five. However, through this past Monday, July 14, no candidate had filed for the district five school board seat that includes the Hayes-Maupin and South Albany precincts.

Only one person has filed for mayor of the City of Albany and school board member in district one and five candidates have filed for city council.

As of July 14, persons who have filed for non-partisan seats in the November general election are incumbents already in office, with no new candidates yet to file.

The deadline to file for non-partison office is 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 14.