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It will once again be an interesting spring in DeWitt County as election officials Monday night accepted petitions for those seeking to run for office on the Clinton City Council, the Clinton Board of Education and the Blue Ridge Board of Education among many others.

Clinton Mayor Carolyn Peters' term on the City Council comes up for re-election this spring, and she will be opposed by Roger Cyrulik, who has previous mayoral experience in Clinton.

Incumbent Commissioner Tom Edmunds will run unopposed for Commissioner of Accounts and Finances.

Incumbent Commissioner of Public Health and Safety, Jerry Milton will be opposed by Dan Ballenger.

John Wise, Commissioner of Public Property will run unopposed for his post this spring.

And Nan Crang, a first term Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements will be opposed by Mike Bray.

The Clinton School Board election will also be voted on this spring.

There is an unfilled two-year term left after the sudden passing of Tom Pruser last summer. Russell Long was appointed to the vacancy by the board shortly after Pruser's passing, now long will seek to finish the two-years remaining on the term, however, Mike Walker will challenge him for the spot.

Other filings on the School board included incumbent's John Blythe and Nancy Stokowski, along with Mitchi Tucker, Evan Severson, Chris Hammer, Ron Connor, Rodney Rogers, and Tracy Golden.

Incumbents Ron Savage and Mark Haas did not file petitions for re-election.

Also needing to file by the 5 pm Monday deadline were petitions for the Blue Ridge Board of Education, which will have a new look next spring.

No incumbents on the current board sought re-election in DeWitt County, as filings included one-time board member Curt Homann, Ruth Elizabeth Bolton-Slusser, Elizabeth Foulks, Kelly Nichols, Dale Schneman, and Matthew Althaus filed petitions before the Monday deadline.

The spring election is Tuesday, April 7.

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