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Monday marks first day for Prescott Council candidate filing

Left to right: Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli took out the necessary nominating paperwork this week, joining fellow council incumbents Jim Lamerson, Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka, who had earlier filed their statements of organization. (Courier file photos)

Left to right: Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli took out the necessary nominating paperwork this week, joining fellow council incumbents Jim Lamerson, Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka, who had earlier filed their statements of organization. (Courier file photos)

One candidate has already filed, and four others are still pending in the race for four seats on the Prescott City Council.

Monday, April 29, was the first day that city candidates could file their petitions to get on the ballot for the Aug. 27 primary.

Prescott City Clerk Maureen Scott reported that incumbent Councilman Jim Lamerson filed on Monday, turning in petitions with 1,244 signatures.

Candidates have until May 29 to file their petitions. In order to get on the ballot, they must turn in a minimum of 848 signatures of registered Prescott voters, and not more than 1,696.

Others who have filed their statements of organization, indicating that they are circulating petitions, include: incumbent Mayor Greg Mengarelli; incumbent council members Billie Orr and Steve Sischka; and council candidate Cathey Rusing.

Prospective candidates can pick up the petition paperwork and file their statements of organization through the May 29 deadline.

The seats currently held by Mengarelli, Lamerson, Orr, and Sischka will be up for election this year. The council members are elected to four-year terms, and the mayor is elected to a two-year term.

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