PRINCETON — Four people filed petitions of candidacy Thursday for the May municipal primary elections.

Incumbent Princeton Common Council District 1 representative Jan Ballard filed Thursday afternoon, seeking the Democrat nomination for re-election. Also filing for common council Thursday was incumbent Republican William "Bill" Tuley, seeking election to Princeton Common Council District 2. Tuley was appointed by GOP caucus to fill the remainder of the term to which Larry Matthews was elected. Matthews moved out of the district, and Brent Denbo was appointed to his seat. Then, Denbo resigned the seat to take the city parks superintendent job.

Also filing Thursday were two candidates for Francisco Town Council. Harold L. Everett filed seeking the Democratic nomination for the at-large seat, and Steve "Digger" Krieg filed seeking the Republican nomination for the at-large seat. Dwayne E. Matsel filed a petition seeking the GOP nomination for Owensville Town Council District 2.

Filing the first day were: Republican Dennis Gray for Princeton Common Council District 3 and incumbent Democrat Jim Maglis for Princeton Common Council District 3; Republican incumbent Mayor Brad Schmitt and Republican Mike Stilwell and Democrat Bob Hurst, former mayor for Princeton Mayor; Republican Jim Deffendall for Oakland City Mayor; incumbent Republican Princeton Clerk-Treasurer Mindy Brines, seeking re-election; Princeton Common Council District 4 incumbent Sheri L. Greene, seeking the Democratic nomination for election. Greene was seated by caucus to fill the unexpired term of Dean Enyeart, who passed away while in office; Susie Basham, Oakland City, seeking the Democrat nomination for Oakland City Clerk-Treasurer; Michael R. McGregor, seeking the Republican nomination for Oakland City Common Council District 2; George E. Armes, seeking the Republican nomination for Oakland City Common Council District 3; and incumbent Francisco Clerk-Treasurer Jonnie K. Watkins, seeking the Democratic nomination for re-election.

The filing period continues daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 8.

The primary election is Tuesday, May 7 and the general municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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