Four candidates, including three council incumbents, have filed for the Hyrum City council elections. Current council members Stephanie Miller, Martin Felix, and Thomas C. LaBau are seeking another term while James Aaron Whoolstenhulme is a first time contender.Longtime resident of 50 years, LaBau presently occupies the two year council seat but has served on the council for four years. As a past member of the planning commission and zoning administrator for five years, LaBau would like to continue his focus on infrastructure improvement. “I think we’re doing a reasonable job of minimizing the costs to the city to the citizens while also improving the city in a number of ways, new parks and pretty good roads, pretty decent infrastructure without too deeply in debt and without raising taxes,” he says. While candidates in Hyrum and Logan have been proactive, filing days before the July 15 deadline, other cities such as Providence, Millville and Nibley do not presently have any registered candidates and city officials do not expect anyone to file until the last minute. “It’s not the 15th!” said Millville recorder Rosemary Jones on why people have yet to file. Scarlett Bankhead, Providence City Administrator says this is not uncommon. “Two people who contacted the office were pretty serious but generally people wait until the last day and then they come in.” The filing period for city council elections ends Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m.
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