Last Tuesday’s first day of filing for city and school elections was a somewhat slow one.

Because classes were dismissed at the Seymour R-II School District, the administrative offices were closed, so filing had to wait until Wednesday.

At Seymour City Hall, two were there to file for their respective alderman seats once filing opened at 7 a.m.

Incumbent Jim Ashley filed for alderman in the city’s North Ward, while incumbent Dan Wehmer filed for the same seat in the city’s South Ward. Both will complete their current two-year terms of office next April.

Around 11:30 a.m., there was a candidate for mayor.

But it wasn’t the incumbent, Richard Vinson.

Instead, it was North Ward Alderman William Pogue, who is in his first year of a two-year term.

“Richard has been saying that he’s not going to file for another term, so I decided to sign up,” Pogue said. “I feel we need a mayor with some experience in city government, and that’s something I can offer.”

When filing opened Wednesday at the school, two current board members, Bob Crump and Kim Wilkins, filed for their seats on the seven-member board.

Incumbent Debbie Baker joined them on Thursday.

Three, three-year seats are on next April’s ballot.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, no other candidates had filed for city or school seats in Seymour.

Filing remains open until Jan. 21, 2020.

The municipal and school elections arrive April 7, 2020.

Next week, the Citizen will have a complete list of all filings for all elections on next April’s ballot.

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