Candidates file to run for Boonsboro mayor, council seats

April 09, 2012|By DAVE McMILLION |

BOONSBORO — Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman Jr. has filed to run for re-election and five others have filed to run for two seats on the Boonsboro Town Council.

Council member Natalie Mose has decided not to run for re-election in the May 8 municipal election, but her husband, Robert Mose, has filed to run for council, according to council member Barbara Wetzel, who filed to run for re-election.

Robert Mose is a former town superintendent, according to Wetzel.

In addition to the mayor’s position, Wetzel’s seat and Natalie Mose’s seat were the only ones up for grabs this year. There are six town council members.

The other candidates for council are Sean Haardt of 201 Greenfern Circle; William Tritapoe of 311 N. Main St.; and Harold Kirby of 401 Brookridge Drive.

Kirby is a member of the Boonsboro Municipal Utilities Commission, Wetzel said. Tritapoe, a former member of Boonsboro Town Council, moved away from the area but has moved back, Wetzel said.

Terms of office are four years and winners in the election will take office June 4, Wetzel said.

The deadline for filing to run for a council seat or the mayoral post was 4:30 p.m. Monday.

 Candidates must be a registered voter and a resident of the town for at least three years immediately preceding the election. Candidates for mayor must be at least 25 years old, and candidates for council must be at least 21 years old.

Certificate of nominations for council candidates had to be filed with at least 10 signatures of qualified voters in town. A candidate for mayor must have 20 signatures, according to the town’s website.

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