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Three Molalla city council seats on November ballot

The Molalla City Council will have three positions ending on Dec. 31 and the city is asking for people interested in running for a position on the council to apply.

The open council seats each have four-year terms, with each term expiring Dec. 31, 2018.

The three candidates who receive the highest vote count in the fall general election will fill the positions, starting on Jan. 1, 2015.

Anyone interested in running for office may download the 2014 Candidacy Packet from the city of Molalla website for full details. You may access the 2014 Candidate Manual, located on the Clackamas County Elections Division website.

The city’s candidacy packet is also available at Molalla City Hall, 117 N. Molalla Ave.

Currently the three council seats up for election are held by George Pottle, Glen Boreth and Stephen Clark.

The Pioneer has made attempts to contact all three councilors, but none responded to the question of whether they will run for re-election until Pottle came in to give a statement right at press time.

Pottle was appointed by the city council in 2010 to fill the unexpired term of former Councilor Danna Jacober. He was elected to a four-year term on Nov. 2, 2010. A 15-year resident of Molalla, he is retired from the U.S. Air Force and the ironworkers. He serves as council liaison to the Parks and Recreation Board.

A former city councilor and budget committee chairman, Boreth ran for a council seat in the 2012 election and placed fourth. Those with the top three vote counts were elected. Last year, Boreth was selected to fill the council seat vacated by Dennis Wolfe when Wolfe retired due to health issues.

Clark served on the city council in 2007-08. He was elected to a four-year term on Nov. 2, 2010.




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