Folks contemplating a political career at the local level have less than a week left to file the necessary paperwork to run for township office and appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot.
Candidates for the Addison and Oxford township boards must have their nominating petitions and affidavits of identity filed by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.
The paperwork is available at the Oxford Township Clerk’s Office (300 Dunlap Rd.) and the Addison Township Clerk’s Office (1440 Rochester Rd.).
In Addison, petitions require a minimum of three, but no more than 10 signatures from registered voters.
In Oxford, it’s a minimum of 20, but no more than 50 signatures.
Oxford candidates who have already filed include Bill Dunn for supervisor, Curtis Wright for clerk and Joe Ferrari for treasurer.
All are incumbents.
Candidates for the four trustee seats include Patti Durr (incumbent), Margaret Payne and Melvin “Buck” Cryderman (incumbent).
Incumbent Trustee Jack Curtis hasn’t yet filed his paperwork, but he assured this reporter he is running.
“I’m still committed to this community,” he said. “I love this community.”
Incumbent Trustee Sue Bellairs, who’s wrapping up her fourth term since 1996, is not seeking re-election.
Over in Addison, the candidates who have filed include Bruce Pearson for supervisor, Pauline Bennett for clerk and Lori Fisher for treasurer. All are incumbents.
Candidates for the four trustee seats include Deanna K. Cushing, Linda Gierak (incumbent), Philip Marshall, Erich Senft (incumbent) and Joel King.
Incumbent trustees Ed Brakefield, who’s been in office since 1996, and John Boehmer are not running.
All candidates in both townships are running as Republican