Candidates emerge for Council, mayor races in Waitsburg

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WAITSBURG -- One day before the deadline for filing to run, two candidates are slated to run for mayor, and a slate of incumbent City Council members was nominated by the Truth and Trust caucus.

Bart Baxter, a former Council member, filed to run for mayor. He will run against incumbent Walt Gobel.

The Monday evening caucus was attended by about 24 people, and selected Gobel to run for mayor, and Council members Scott Nettles, Marty Dunn, Kevin House, Orville Branson and Karl Newell to run for reelection.

Those attending the caucus chose "Good Government" as the caucus motto.

The filing deadline is Thursday. Declaration of Candidacy forms are available at City Hall or on the city's website www.cityofwaitsburg.com.

Ballots will be mailed March 18, and counted on election day, April 4.

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