Election 2018: Mitchell Lone Candidate to Pull Nomination Petition Thus Far

 04/01/2018 - 12:50

Nomination petitions are available at Saline City Hall for prospective candidates.

In November, voters will elect the mayor and three members of Saline City Council.

Petitions must be signed by at least 50 citizens living in the city. Candidates must have been a resident of the city since at least Aug. 7, 2016 and must be a qualified, registered elector. City council members are paid $2,626 a year. The mayor is paid $4,532. The filing deadline -- 4 p.m., Aug. 7 -- is months away.

So far, the only person who has pulled a nominating petition is Christen Mitchell, who is running for re-election. First elected to council in 2016, Mitchell is the only incumbent who has announced her election intentions.

Mayor Brian Marl previously said he will announce his intentions at a later date. The two other city council candidates, Janet Dillon and Dean Girbach, have not yet announced their intentions. Girbach in February told the Saline Post that he’d be on the ballot – leaving open the possibility that he could challenge the Mayor.

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