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Filing for Edmond City Council starts Monday

Candidates for Edmond City Council can file at the Oklahoma County Election Board from 8 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The mayor and two council seats are open.
by Diana Baldwin Published: February 2, 2013

The three-day filing period for Edmond mayor and two city council positions begins at 8 a.m. Monday.

Mayor Charles Lamb, Ward 3 Councilman Darrell Davis and Ward 4 Councilman Nick Massey have announced they will run for the offices they now hold.

No other candidates have announced an intent to run.

Filings for municipal office are made at the Oklahoma County Election Board in Oklahoma City. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The primary election is March 5 followed by a general election April 2.

Voters across the city can cast ballots in the mayor's race in both the primary and general elections.

In the city council races, residents vote for the candidates in the wards where they live in the primary. In the general election, everyone votes in every race being held across the city.

If the incumbents do not draw opponents, they will be sworn into office in May. The mayor serves a two-year term. Council positions are for four years.

None of the incumbents ran for the positions they are now holding. Former Mayor Patrice Douglas resigned Oct. 9, 2011, to become a state corporation commissioner.

Lamb, the longtime Ward 3 Councilman, was appointed to the mayor's job on Nov. 14, 2011. Davis was then named to replace Lamb on Nov. 28, 2011.

Longtime Ward 4 Councilman David Miller resigned in Jan. 25, 2012, to take a job out of state. Massey was selected to replace Miller on March 12.

Lamb is the member of the council with the most experience. He ran unopposed in 2005 and 2009 for the Ward 3 job. Lamb won four-year terms in 1993 and 2001. He also ran for the job in 1989 and 1997, but was unsuccessful.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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