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Sallisaw Mayor and Chief of Police unchallenged in upcoming elections


Monday, December 12, 2022 - Sallisaw Mayor Ernie Martens and Chief of Police Terry Franklin drew no opponents last week during the filing period for the upcoming primary election. Both will retain their positions for an additional three year term.


Several candidates submitted declarations of candidacy for Board of Education seats in Sequoyah County.


The secretary of the Sequoyah County Election Board, Cindy Osborn, said, "Candidates were required to complete and submit their candidacy papers to the County Election Board by Wednesday, December 7 at 5 p.m."


On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, a primary election will be held, and any board of education seat that had more than two candidates submit applications will be placed on the ballot.


If just one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, that person will be chosen as the elected official. In the event that no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will face off on April 4, 2023, during general elections.


In the event that only two candidates submit applications for the same open Board of Education post, those applicants’ names will be listed on the ballot for the general election in April.


Board of Education declarations of candidacy have been filed for the following offices:


Belfonte C-50 Office No. 3: Andy Anglen (3 years)


Office No. 2, unexpired Kim Muskrat (2 years)


Brushy C-36 Office No. 3; Lisa Price and Monty Davis (3 years)


Central I-7 Office No. 3-David Slaughter (5 years)


Gans I-4 Office No. 3-Landen Gipson (5 years)


Gore I-6 Office No. 3-Phillip McGee, Aaron Cearly and Gary Hoss Cunningham (5 years)


Liberty C-1 Office No. 3-Morgan A. Seubold (3 years)


Marble City, C-35, Office No. 2-Nancy Fields (3 years)


Moffett C-68 Office No. 3-Roger McAfee (3 years)


Muldrow I-3 Office No. 3-Darin Huggins (5 years)


Office No. 1-unexpired Darrin Phelps (3 years)


Roland I-5 Office No. 3-Charles A. Howard (5 years)


Sallisaw I-1 Office No. 3-Tami Martin (5 years)


Vian I-2 Office No. 3-Casey Sullivan, Jess L. Locust, and John Ford (5 years)


Office No. 1-unexpired Jeff Cotner (3 years)





Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer


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