Six candidates sign up for City Council election

There are six candidates for the upcoming October 2nd, 2018 city council election and there are four seats set to open. Candidates are: Fred Watson, Anny Cochrane, Shadi Rabi, Perry Barr, Fritz T. Charles, and Carole Jung Jordan.

There are currently three 2-year terms seats ending October 2020 and one 1-year term seat ending October 2019 open. The terms in office for Mayor Rick Robb, Vice Mayor Fred Watson, and council members Mark Springer, Brian Henry are up.

The deadline to get the declaration of candidacy packets in was Monday, August 20th, 2018.

Also on the ballot will be Proposition 1: Shall the City of Bethel adopt a local option (4.11.491 (a)(1)), to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages?

Important election related dates include: September 2nd – voter registration or update information deadline. September 21st – absentee by mail application submission deadline. September 17 to October 1st – absentee in person voting available. October 2nd – election day. And October 9th, council’s certification of election.