By Beth Christian Broschart
The Parsons Advocate
PARSONS – Parsons residents have a unique opportunity this year to vote during the city’s municipal election from the comfort of their own homes. Folks will be mailed a request for a vote by mail ballot for this year’s municipal election, and those requesting the ballot will receive it through the mail. On Thursday, Parsons City Administrator Jason Myers and Assistant Administrator Carol Hebb received training for this election from West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.
Those wishing to vote in person may still do so on the municipal election day, June 14.
Candidates filing for the June 14 municipal election include Dorothy L. Judy, candidate for Parsons Mayor; Nick Carr, candidate for Parsons Recorder; Melissa D. Jones, candidate for Parsons City Council Ward 1, for two years; and David Kee Greenlief, candidate for Parsons City Council Ward 2, for four years.
The one contested race in the Parsons Municipal Election is for Councilman for Ward 2. This seat was held by Jane Barb, who was appointed for the seat and did not choose to run for election. Those vying for this two year seat are Sam Blosser and Carolyn Gray.
The City of Thomas Municipal Election is slated for May 3. Those vying for seats on the City of Thomas Council include Matt Quatto for Mayor; Terry Stone for Recorder; and Matthew Sherald for a two year city council seat.
There are four folks hopeful to fill two seats as a four year Thomas City Councilperson. They are incumbent Junior Davis, incumbent Rob Stohall, Christopher Leombruno and Thomas Scott.
Questions about the Parsons election should be directed to 304-478-2311 and questions about the Thomas election should be directed to 304-463-4360.