Deadline approaching for city council elections

July 2014 Posted in Community, News

If you have even considered throwing your hat into the ring to run for your city council, now is the time to do it as deadlines are around the corner.

Mount Angel

The city of Mount Angel terms for mayor and three city councilors expire in 2014. Incumbents are Mayor Andrew Otte and city councilors Karl Bischoff, Ray Eder and Teresa Kintz. The Mount Angel City Council meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Mount Angel Library, 290 E. Charles St.

Filing forms and nomination petitions are available at city hall, 5 N. Garfield St.  Nomination may be made by filing a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by a $5 filing fee or by a petition containing the signatures of not less than 20 qualified voters. Deadline for filing forms and verified nominations at city hall is Friday, Aug. 15 by 5 p.m. For information, contact city staff at 503-845-9291.

Scotts Mills 

The deadline to fill to be a candidate for the Scotts Mills’ City Council is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. As of June 30, no one had submitted material indicating they are running for office, Scotts Mills City Clerk Kari Plas said.

Terms for Mayor Ron Bielenberg, as well as the three council positions currently filled by Dave Lemings, Erin McRae and Val Lemings expire in Dec. 31, 2014. New terms begin at first council meeting in January. The mayor’s term is for two years and council terms are four years. The Scotts Mills City Council meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the city hall, 265 Fourth St.

Scotts Mills residents interested in filing for office need to contact city hall and submit a $10 filing fee. For information, call Plas at 503-873-5435


Silverton voters will cast ballots for mayor and three city councilors in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbents are Mayor Stu Rasmussen and city councilors Bill Cummins, Scott Walker and Randal Thomas.

According to the city’s website, to be eligible for an elected city office, a candidate must be a registered voter and have resided in the city during the 12 months immediately preceding the election. No person may be a candidate for the offices of mayor and council member at the same election.

There are two ways to file to be a city council candidate – pay a $50 fee along with a form or gather 20 valid signatures. Forms are available at Silverton City Hall, 306 S. Water or by visiting

As of June 30, Kyle Palmer has indicated he is running for city council and Rick Lewis for mayor. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. For questions, call 503-873-5321.

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