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City election filing deadline is Jan. 26

Staff writer

Two Hillsboro City Council seats will be up for election April 6. The deadline to file for candidacy is noon, Jan. 26.

Shelby Dirks of Ward 1 and Byron McCarty of Ward 2 currently hold the positions. The positions are two-year terms.

Washington Street is the dividing line between the wards through most of Hillsboro, City Clerk Jan Meisinger said. Ward 1 is west of Washington Street, and Ward 2 is east.

McCarty said Dec. 2 that he has not decided whether he will run for re-election, but he is leaning toward doing so.

Dirks said he is likely to run again, as well.

“I guess I hadn’t thought about it,” he said. “I’m fairly certain I will put my name in the hat.”

Filing for the election is done at the city clerk’s office. One of the following is required: a $5 filing fee, or a petition with 25 signatures or a petition with 10 percent of the ballots cast in the most recent general city election.

Last modified Dec. 10, 2009