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Two Village trustees to run for mayor in April

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Morr Johnson

Two incumbent trustees with expiring terms, Marilyn Johnson and Eric Morr, will be competing on the ballot next April for the chance to be Forsyth’s new mayor. Each seeks to fill the office of long-time Mayor Hap Gilbert, who recently confirmed that he will not run again for the Village’s highest elected office “in spite of being encouraged to run again.” A third trustee whose term is expiring, Steve Hubbard, also recently announced his plans to seek a second four-year term as trustee.

In announcing that she would be running for mayor, Johnson said she “…would like to have the opportunity to continue working for the residents in a different way.” She is currently completing her fourth four-year term as a Village trustee,

Morr will be a contender for the same office after serving four years as a trustee.

Said Morr: “While this will be a departure from the familiar role as trustee, I’ll accept the challenge, and I’ll be on the ballot for mayor. This will give the voters a different choice for mayor, and I believe that is important.”

Incumbent trustee Hubbard first gained a spot on the Village Board four years ago and indicated he would like to return for another four-year term. He said he is “…shooting for eight years” before ending his municipal service.

Election packets are still being issued at Village Hall through 5 p.m., Dec. 24, for any residents seeking any of the four positions. Prospective candidates must gather at least 51 signatures, said Assistant Village Administrator/Clerk Kathy Mizer. Among the requirements are a series of statements, including ones on economic interests. For more info, call Village Hall at 877-9445.

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