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League of Women Voters and LC Valley Chamber to hold Lewiston City Councilor candidate information meeting

LEWISTON, Idaho – A candidate information session for those interested in running for one of the three Lewiston City Councilor positions this November will be held on Aug. 3 at 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lewiston City Library’s Event Space, located on the second floor. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Lewis Clark Valley and the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce, the session will provide an overview of how to file for the election and what can be expected if elected.

Patty Weeks, Clerk/Auditor/Recorder for Nez Perce County, will begin the program and discuss the election process. She also will have packets for potential candidates. Other officials, including former city councilors, Cari Miller and Mike Collins, will speak about the expectations of a city councilor and insights of what they would have liked to have known ahead of time and valuable lessons they learned. Former city councilors Kevin Kelly and Bob Blakey, along with Lewiston City Clerk Kari Ravenscroft, also are scheduled to attend and have information available..

Lewiston has three city councilor openings this year and the filing date for candidates runs Aug. 28-Sept. 8. The election is Nov. 7. Lewiston city councilors are elected to serve four-year terms. A person must be a resident of Lewiston to run for city council.

The duties of city councilors include adopting and amending city ordinances and resolutions, determining city policies and standards of service, setting the city budget, determining what taxes are to be levied, approving contracts, agreements bids, and appointments to various advisory boards and committees.

The three city councilors who will have their terms expire on Dec. 31 of this year are Jim Kleeburg, Rick Tousley, and John Spickelmire.

For more information on the event, contact Maxine Miller with the League of Women Voters of the Lewis Clark Valley at [email protected].