By Ryan Horton
Election to determine next City Council set for April 6
A total of eight candidates filed for three Choctaw City Council seats to be filled in the upcoming April 6 election.
Brent Pendergraft, 41, filed to challenge incumbent Mike Birdsong, 64, for the Ward 2 seat.
In Ward 4, incumbent Roger Malone, 73, has two challengers in Donna Morris, 54, and 72-year-old Art Sipes.
Ward 6 will have new representation as Dale Gill is set to vacate the seat leaving it to one of three candidates.
Donald Judson, 38, Sean Lynch, 51, and Rick Modisette, 67, are all competing for votes in that ward.
New terms will begin for these three even numbered seats April 19, and those terms will expire in April of 2024.
Following the April election, all of Choctaw’s City Council members will earn $115 per month, while the mayor, elected at large across all wards, earns $165 a month.
The Council meets publicly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
The City Council chambers are located at Choctaw City Hall, 2500 North Choctaw Road.
Harrah election planned
Danny Trent, 57, has filed to challenge Harrah mayor Larry Fryar, 64, in the upcoming April municipal election.
Additionally, two candidates have filed to fill the Ward 1 seat after Kim Bishop leaves the post.
Susan Morgan, 40, and Paul Wiegert, 66, have filed to represent Ward 1.
Incumbent Duane Patterson, 56, has a challenger in Chris Lally, 39, for the Ward 3 seat.
The municipal election is set for April 6.
For a ward map and more information visit Harrah City Council