7 candidates file to run for office in Galva
Galva voters will decide who will serve as mayor when they head to the polls on April 2.
Interested candidates had until Dec. 17 to file their nominating petitions. The local election board determines the number of signatures required to earn a spot on the ballot.
According to local election officials and the Illinois State Board of Elections, the following individuals turned in nominating petitions to run for the open seats.
|Name||Position Seeking||Address||Party Affiliation as of 2016**||Date of Birth||Incumbent Y/N?|
|M. Douglas Anderson||Mayor||2205 Olaf Kranz Ave.||Not available||Not available||No|
|Richard Volkert||Mayor||518 SE 2nd Ave||Democrat||05-14-1950||No|
|Debbie VanWassenhove||Clerk||702 NW 1st St||Not available||Not available||Yes|
|Deana Bersell||Treasurer||607 NW 7th st||Democrat||04-19-1964||Yes|
|Mitchell Boston||1st Ward Alderman||825 NE 3rd St||Unaffiliated||04-03-1983||Yes|
|Rick Otterstrom||2nd Ward Alderman||415 SW 3rd St||Republican||08-24-1956||No|
|Beverly Everett||3rd Ward Alderman||412 NW 4th St||Republican||06-02-1946||Yes|
**Party affiliation is not declared by candidates in local elections. LGIS has determined party affiliation for candidates based on the party designation for the primary election in which they last voted.