says he'll run again
As was expected, Platte City Mayor Frank Offutt announced
Tuesday night that he will seek a third term in office,
and other filings are trickling in for the city and school
election to be held in April.
Offutt's name had been mentioned as a possible candidate
for county office later this year. He says he was flattered
to have been approached, but he prefers city office.
"My base interest remains as a hometown boy. I would
like to see the CIP (Capital Improvement Program) through
and see each phase become more successful than the last
and right now we're starting to see the fruits of that.
Therefore, I do intend to re-file for mayor in the upcoming
election," Offutt said at a Tuesday night meeting
of the board of aldermen.
Offutt will have at least one opponentDave Brooks,
who currently serves as a Ward 1 alderman. Brooks filed
a few weeks ago.
There will also be a race for Ward 3 alderman, where
incumbent John Kurtz will seek reelection. Gary Brown
has also filed for the post.
Bill Knighton has filed for the Ward 1 spot currently
held by Brooks.
At Weston, there will be a race for Ward 1 alderman,
where incumbent Joyce Priddy will be challenged by Rod
Ables. Meanwhile, incumbent John Collier is the only candidate
to file thus far for the Ward 2 post that is open.
At Dearborn, Steve Sellars has filed for mayor.
Incumbent Mayor Kent Hott has not yet filed. Other spots
open at Dearborn include a Ward 1 alderman post currently
held by Donald Swanstone, Jr., an unexpired Ward 1 spot
that is currently vacant; and a Ward 2 post held by Frank
Downing. There have been no filings for any of the alderman
SCHOOL BOARD FILINGS
PLATTE COUNTY R-3: The three incumbentsCarey
Rolofson, Scott Henson and Dave Hollandhave all
signed up to run for the trio of three-year spots that
In addition, R-3 has a one-year term on the board open,
which will be vacated by Tammy Glick in the spring. Glick
says she'll resign to concentrate on her candidacy for
Platte County Prosecutor.
There have been three persons file for the one-year term:
Jeff Hayes, Dorothy Bridger and Karen Wagoner.
WEST PLATTE: There have been four candidates file
for a trio of three-year terms available. They are Teresa
Kincaid Bing, Patrick E. Roberts, Lynn Van Amburg, and
Donald R. Wilson.
Also, West Platte has a one-year term open, a seat to
which Van Amburg was recently appointed. Bill Taylor has
filed to seek the one-year term.
NORTH PLATTE: Jimmy Paden has filed to seek reelection
to the board. Other seats open are those currently held
by Marty Richardson and the unexpired term of Diana Blankenship,
whose term was recently filled with the appointment of
Don Boyer. Paden is the only candidate to file thus far.
Filing deadline for all city and school positions is
next Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.