With one person recently submitting his application for the Ward 9 City Council seat, now all wards have at least one prospective candidate in Corvallis’ upcoming Nov. 8 general election.
Anthony “Tony” Cadena, a retired contributing associate professor at Willamette University’s Graduate School of Management, filed his candidacy for the Ward 9 seat on Aug. 5.
According to Patrick Rollens, public information officer for the City of Corvallis, Cadena now is going through the process of gathering a minimum of 20 signatures in that ward to submit to the city recorder.
All nine City Council seats come up for a vote every two years, and once all prospective candidates in their respective wards have submitted their forms and following the validation of the signatures, the city recorder will file the finished nomination petition for all of the qualifying candidates’ names to be published on the general election ballot.
Set in the northeast area of Corvallis, Ward 9 includes businesses and residential neighborhoods. Current Ward 9 councilor Andrew Struthers is vacating his seat in his bid for Corvallis mayor next year.
Rollens said there still is time for people seeking candidacy in all wards to file their paperwork. The deadline is 5 p.m., Aug. 19, although Rollens said that it is best to turn in your forms a few days before the deadline for processing.
The City of Corvallis also is soliciting nominations for the Ward 2 City Council position currently held by Charles Maughan, who moved out of that area. The person will be appointed in September to fulfill the rest of the Ward 2 term that ends Dec. 31, 2022. The filing deadline for that seat also is 5 p.m., Aug. 19.
Nomination petition packets and additional information regarding the city council seats can be downloaded from the city’s website; and also are available at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.; City Hall, 501 SW Madison Ave.; as well as at C3 Corvallis Community Center located at 2601 NW Tyler Ave.
If potential candidates have any questions such as the nomination process, they can contact the city recorder’s office at (541) 766-6901, ext. 5075.
By Patty Reyes
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