Local seats up for grabs


Another local election is around the corner as Madisonville will vote for mayor, two city council seats as well as three seats on the Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District Board.

The election itself will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. with early voting taking place from April 22 until April 30 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The current Mayor of Madisonville is Bill Parten, who has held the office since 2010. The two city council positions up for grabs are currently held by Jerry Harper and Dale Kovac while the three MCISD Board positions are held by Mark Bennett, Mike Corley and Zingara Manning.

We are currently in the sign-up period for those who would like to seek election to the open offices. The current incumbents and other hopefuls will have until Feb. 16 to file their names for consideration.

Early voting can be completed at the MCISD central offices as well as the Madison County Courthouse. Election Day polling locations include the courthouse, Midway Community Center and Bedias Fire Station.

Citizens can register for mail-in ballots through Earl Parker at the county election office.