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No primary needed in local elections

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SIKESTON -- Municipal elections in Sikeston and Charleston -- including the race to be Sikeston's next mayor -- will be decided April 7 without a primary election.

Running in a two-way race for mayor in Sikeston are Mike Bohannon, who is currently serving in one of the city's two at-large Council seats, and Jerry Pullen, who currently represents Ward 1 on the City Council.

Filed for the Ward 2 seat presently held by Jim Terrell without opposition is Tom Hedrick.

In Ward 3, Kathy Teachout is the sole candidate filed to replace her husband, David Teachout.

Due to term limit provisions in the City Charter, Mayor Mike Marshall, Terrell and Teachout are all ineligible for another consecutive term in their respective positions.

In Charleston, only two candidates have filed for the two seats up for election on that City Council: incumbents Michael A. Jones and James D. Conn.

All of these municipal positions will be voted on during the April 7 election.

City Council members in both Sikeston and Charleston are elected to three-year terms.

If more than two candidates had filed for any one position in either city, that city would have been required to hold a primary election Feb. 3 to narrow it to only two candidates per position.