Filings For School Board, Council Slow As Deadline Approaches

No new filings have been made for the Crawford County R-1 School Board or the Bourbon City Council since the first week.

The deadline to file is Tuesday, January 15.

There are two seats up on the council and three seats on the school board.

The 2019 municipal election will be Tuesday, April 2.


Two two-year terms are available in the city of Bourbon.

Ward 1 Alderman Dave Lafferty has filed to run again. A seat in Ward 2 currently held by Carl Hammack is up. Hammack was appointed in September to finish out the remainder of Mike Summers’ term. Summers resigned in August.

To file, candidates must go to Bourbon City Hall at 423 Old Highway 66. Candidates must be 18 or older, a citizen of the United States, an inhabitant and resident of the city for one year next preceding the election and a resident at the time filed. Candidates must also reside in the ward they seek to represent.

Candidates must file Form 5120, a Candidate’s Affidavit of Tax Payments and Bonding Requirements, declaring no delinquency in the filing or payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated on the declaration of candidacy.

Each candidate must sign a candidate acknowledgement and a summary of the Conflict of Interest and Campaign Finance Laws and Personal Financial Disclosure statements that explain the consequences for failure to file in a timely manner, over which the Missouri Ethics Commission has enforcement powers pursuant to the revised statutes of Missouri.

School Board

Two seats on the board are for three-year terms and one will be for one year.

The three-year seats are currently held by John Craig and Marty de la Torre. Craig has filed for another term.

The one year seat is held by Darrel Bosse, who was appointed to fill out the remainder of Scott Blue’s term last spring.

Candidates must declare if they are running for the three-year or one-year seat.

Candidates must be at least 24, US citizens, a resident taxpayer of the R-1 School District and the state of Missouri for a minimum of one year immediately preceding the election.

Candidates must not be delinquent in state income, personal property, municipal or real property taxes. Candidates must not have been found guilty to a felony or a registered sex offender. Candidates must file campaign disclosure reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

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