- Vinson files for mayor

Christmas didn’t entice any would-be officeholders.

Except one.

In the few days before and after the holiday, there was only one candidate to fi le for seats in next April’s election in the city of Seymour or within the Seymour R-II School District.

That candidate is an incumbent.

Richard Vinson.

Vinson currently is completing his first two-year term as Seymour’s mayor.

He’ll now seek a second term.

He’ll face off next April 7 against William Pogue, a current North Ward alderman. Pogue is in the fi rst year of a two-year term as one of four city aldermen. He previously served a decade as a North Ward representative.

Previously, Vinson had indicated he wouldn’t run for another two-year term of offi ce, which led Pogue to enter the race.

Now it appears the two friends will face off.

Vinson filed for mayor last Monday, Dec. 23.

Pogue is first on the ballot after signing up on Tuesday, Dec. 17, which was the first day of filing.

The mayor’s term is for two years.

Seymour’s mayor earns $600 per month, which translates to $7,200 a year.

Two incumbents are seeking two-year terms in their respective seats as aldermen.

In the city’s North Ward, Jim Ashley flled on the first day, as did Dan Wehmer in the South Ward.

Aldermen earn $75 per meeting.

The final day to sign up for next April’s election arrives on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The Seymour R-II Board of Education has three seats, all for three years, on the ballot next April.

Incumbent board members are Debbie Baker, Bob Crump and Kim Wilkins.

All three have filed for another term.

Other members of the seven-person board are Ashley Kelley, Stacy Kleier, Josh Wright and Heidi Young.

As of last Friday, no one else had fi led for the local school board.

As is the case with the city, the filing deadline arrives at 5 p.m. on Jan. 21.

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