Despite cold weather and slick streets, several city council and mayoral candidates have filed to run for offices in the upcoming city election. Filing has been ongoing at the Cleveland County Election Board office in Norman since Monday and runs through Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The city of Moore election will be Feb. 9, with the runoff election if needed, on April 5.
According to the Cleveland County Election board, filing for Moore City Council as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday have been:
• City Council Member — Ward 1: Lance Maxwell; David Roberts (incumbent); Adam H. Webb; Danielle McKenzie
• City Council Member — Ward 2: Mark Steven Hamm (incumbent)
• City Council Member — Ward 3: Terry Cavnar (incombent); Kevin Gerber
• Mayor: Glenn Lewis, (incumbent); Robert Krows
Positions up for election are: Mayor (4-year term); Councilperson – Ward 1 (4-year term); Councilperson – Ward 2 (4-year term); and Councilperson – Ward 3 (4-year term). Moore has three wards with two people serving each ward.
The city council consists of the mayor, who is elected at-large and six council members elected from three wards. The mayor is head of the city government for ceremonial purposes and, should the need arise, is the government head for purposes of military law, according to the city’s website.
Council members also make up the Public Works Authority, Risk Management Board and Economic Development Authority.
The city manager is the administrator of the city, but can be removed by the council.
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