The candidate filing deadline for the Petersburg Municipal Election is today.  All forms and petitions must be turned in to the borough clerk’s office by 4:30pm.

As of 4pm Monday (yesterday), three have filed to run for mayor: Mark Jensen, Bob Lynn and Jeff Meucci.  The mayor’s seat is a three year term, the incumbent Mark Jensen is seeking reelection and will face challenges from sitting assembly members Bob Lynn and Jeff Meucci.  Lynn and Meucci DO NOT FORFEIT their seats on the assembly to run for mayor. 

Two seats are open on the Assembly, those currently held by Jeigh Stanton-Gregor and Chelsea Tremblay.  Stanton-Gregor and Tremblay have each filed for reelection and former assembly member Kurt Wohlhueter has also filed for an assembly position.  The seats for assembly and mayor are all three-year terms.  

Tony Vinson, an employee at Petersburg Medical Center, also turned in paperwork as a candidate for assembly.  However, according borough clerk Debbie Thompson, the Borough Charter does not allow PMC employees to run for assembly, as the medical center is an entity of the Borough.

There are two three-year seats open on the school board and as of yesterday, Sarah Holmgrain has filed for reelection.

Three have filed to serve on the Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors: Cindi Lagoudakis, James Roberts, and Kimberley Simbahon turned in the required signed petitions and paperwork necessary to get on the ballot.    

There are four open seats on the Planning Commission.  Jim Floyd has filed to continue service on the commission.

Petersburg Harbor Board has two three-years terms open.  As of yesterday, no one has yet filed to serve on the harbor board.

The Public Library Board has two three-year seats and one two-year seat.  Barb Fish and Debra O’Gara each filed for the three year seats and Alec McMurren filed for the two year seat.

Four seats are open for the Parks and Recreation Board, with Sarah Fine-Walsh filing for a two year term.  The Public Safety Board has two open seats. John Lichtenberger has filed to serve.

Therefore, there are several open seats and again today is the deadline to file paperwork to serve on a local board or commission.   Those considering serving in elective office, running as a write-in candidate have until September 30th to file the proper paperwork.  Information and assistance is available by contacting Debbie Thompson, Petersburg Borough Clerk.    The clerk’s office is in the municipal building, the office closes at 4:30pm.

Once the filing deadline has passed, KFSK will update the list of candidates for the borough election.