Eight candidates file to run in April 2 city council election

CLINTON — Eight people have officially filed as candidates for the April 2 city council election.

Three city council incumbents will run unopposed, while two offices include incumbents as well as challengers.

Mayor Roger Cyrulik will run unopposed for reelection.  This would be Cyrulik’s second consecutive term as mayor.  He also served as mayor in the mid-2000s.

Also running unopposed are Dan Ballenger, current commissioner of public health and safety, and John Wise, commissioner of public property.

Ballenger and Wise also have served multiple terms.

For commissioner of streets and public improvements, incumbent Nan Crang will run against challengers Kenny Buchanan and John Bartuch.

In the race for commissioner of accounts and finances, incumbent Tom Edmunds will face former mayor Carolyn Peters.

While Peters served as mayor, she and Edmunds were on opposite sides of the issue concerning management of Warner Hopsital.  Peters favored a plan that enlisted a management company to take charge of the city-owned health care facility.

Edmunds favored maintaining city-controlled management of the hospital.  

In April 2015, the then city council voted to omit a payment from the city budget that would have initiated a contract with Alliant, a hospital management firm.  

Several commissioners were dissatified with how the hospital board during that time handled the issue.  

The in-person deadline to register to vote is March 6.  Online registration also is available.


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