High interest for Lawn council
Seventeen candidates contesting seven seats
With more than a dozen people running for council positions with the Town of Lawn, there will be no shortage of candidates to choose from when residents go to the polls Sept. 26.
Sandra Lake, town clerk with the Town of Lawn, said there are always a lot of people interested in running for council.
“In the last number of years, we have had an increase in numbers due to the enthusiasm of people wanting to be part of the council,” she said. “There is a tremendous amount of interest and support in the town.”
Lake said it came as no surprise when 17 people filed nomination papers, “We were expecting that or even more,” she said.
Of the 17 individuals running, seven are current council members seeking re-election.
An equal number of candidates was on the ballot for the town’s municipal election in 2013, up from 12 candidates in the 2009 election.
Lake said candidates’ ages range from approximately 25 to 60-plus years. The clerk said not many candidates have made their reasons for running known, but she hopes they are interested in being part of the decision-making process for the town.
“I’m assuming, I’m hoping, it is because they are interested in the overall success of the town,” she said. “I’m assuming that’s what they all would be running for, but no one has expressed (a reason) why they want to run, or what they want to do.”
Polling stations will be set up in the town office on election day.