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Second Clerk Candidate Files

In what is expected to be a crowded race, the second candidate has filed for Booneville City Clerk.

Nobody has formally filed for mayor.

Gayleene West, 52, filed last week, joining 37-year old Stacey Brown in a bid to replace Melinda Smith, the current clerk who apparently will not be seeking reelection after 24 years in office.

West has been Logan County Deputy Tax Assessor since 1988. Brown is the wife of Booneville Police Chief Al Brown.

The filing period for city government — councilmen, clerks and recorder/treasurers, and mayors — opened at noon on July 26 and will close at noon on Friday, Aug. 15.

Mayor posts in Booneville, Magazine and Blue Mountain are held for four-year terms and Jerry Wilkins in Booneville, Stanley McConnell in Magazine and Dale Dickens in Blue Mountain were all elected in 2012.

Magazine Recorder/Treasurer Vicki Smith and Blue Mountain Recorder/Treasurer Sharon Leach were elected to four-year terms in 2012 and those terms run through 2016.

Elected on a biannual basis, all aldermen positions in Booneville, Magazine and Blue Mountain are also up for reelection. There are six aldermen in Booneville and Magazine and five in Blue Mountain.

Thus far, only Sammy Smith has filed for an alderman position. Smith is seeking the Ward 2, Position 1 seat on the Magazine City Council.

Candidates for Booneville city government posts must submit a petition bearing the names of at least 30 registered voters. Candidates for positions in Magazine and Blue Mountain must submit petitions bearing the names of 10 registered voters.

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