Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nine Candidates Now Interested In Council Race

There are now nine candidates who have expressed interest in the five available seats on the Cookeville city council. The council election will be held in August and individuals interested in running have until April 1st at noon to file their qualifying papers. In the past week, former council member Harold Jackson picked up papers, as did Anthony C. Maxwell and Jim Woodford. They join Connie Albrecht, Alma Anderson, John Donnelly Jr., Larry Epps, Paul Spite and Ryan Williams as potential candidates. Meanwhile, incumbent state senator Charlotte Burks of Monterey has also picked up a potential opponent. While Burks has no opposition yet in the Democrat primary, William W. Steakley has picked up papersfor the Republican nomination to that seat.