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Rusing files as Prescott City Council candidate

Cathey Rusing

Cathey Rusing

Two candidates are now verified to appear on the City of Prescott’s Aug. 27 primary ballot, and at least three more are still pending.

Cathey Rusing turned in her candidate paperwork on Thursday, May 16, for her name to appear on the primary ballot as for a City Council position.

City Clerk Maureen Scott reported that Rusing’s petitions contained 1,418 signatures from registered Prescott voters.

In order to get on the ballot, candidates must gather between 848 and 1,696 signatures. The petitions are due in the city clerk’s office between April 29 and May 29.

With her Thursday filing, Rusing joins incumbent Jim Lamerson as City Council candidates verified for the August ballot.

Scott reported Thursday that incumbent council members Billie Orr and Steve Sischka have scheduled appointments with her office to turn in their signatures on May 20, while incumbent Mayor Greg Mengarelli is scheduled to file his petitions on May 22.

Scott said she has heard from no other prospective candidates about filing petitions, although she said it is still possible that others could be gathering petitions to file before the May 29 deadline.

Prospective candidates can pick up 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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