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Applicants step up for city council, mayor positions

Enterprise City Council has three council positions and a mayor’s position open.
Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on August 29, 2018 8:22AM

Interest in open city council positions has been steady in Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa.

Enterprise City Council has three council positions and a mayor’s position open. Incumbents filed to fill those positions, with Bruce Bliven also running against Ashley Sullivan for council position three.

Stacey Karvoski has put in for her second two-year term as Mayor.

Jenni Word will run for her second full term as council member. She was initially appointed for two years and has since served a full four-year term.

Dave Elliott is seeking his second term.

Ashley Sullivan and Bruce Bliven are vying for position three. Sullivan has served two years since being appointed as a replacement for former councilor Laura Miller.

Wallowa City Council has three positions open: mayor and two council members.

Gary Hulse, former fire chief for Wallowa, has filed for the two-year position of mayor.

Oran McCrae will try for a full four-year term as council member after having finished out the position vacated by Red Evans. Joe Town hopes to continue his service as council member.

Joseph City Council has four council positions open. Pearl Sturm, who has served since 2004, filed to continue serving another four years, as has Teresa Sajonia, who has served since 2006. The council position vacated by Kathy Bingham earlier this summer will be filled by appointment and two applicants have volunteered, according to Mayor Dennis Sands.

The fourth position, filled by Michael Lockhart since February, will be opened for applicants at the end of Lockhart’s term in January. Lockhart has indicated he will not run.


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