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Candidates and seats outlined for this filing week


Four of the five Electric City Council seats are up for election this year, as is the mayor’s office, and interest is running higher than usual.

It’s filing week in Washington, and people interested in running for elected office have until Friday to file their intentions.

In Electric City, council positions held by Rich McGuire (position 2), Birdie Hensley (3), Carol Nordine (4), and Lonna Bussert (5) are up for election.

The seat held by McGuire, who on Tuesday withdrew his candidacy, is up for a two-year stint, according to the Grant County elections website. The others are all for f...

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