By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Candidates running for Midwest City municipal office and the Mid-Del School Board will file declarations of candidacy next week.
The filing period is Dec. 6-8 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Declarations of candidacy must be filed at the Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City.
Four seats on the Midwest City Council will be up for election. They include Mayor, and city council members from Wards 1, 3 and 5. Each position will serve a four-year term.
All four incumbents announced they plan to seek re-election. They include Mayor Matt Dukes, Ward 1 Councilwoman Susan Eads, Ward 3 Councilwoman Espaniola Bowen and Ward 5 Councilwoman Christine Price Allen.
Dukes has served as Mayor since April 2016 following a recall election. He ran unopposed in 2018. Eads has served on the council since January of 2017 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy. She was re-elected in 2018. Bowen is in her first term in office. She was the only candidate to file for the seat in 2018. Price-Allen is in her second term in office. She was elected in 2014 and ran unopposed in 2018.
The Mid-Del Schools Board of Education has an election scheduled for District No. 2 seat. A candidate will be elected to a four-year term on the board. District No. 2 includes the eastern portion of the district.
Silvya Kirk was appointed to the school board in April of 2020.
The primary election is set for Feb. 8, 2022. A general election, if needed, will be April 5.
Oklahoma City, Nicoma Park and Warr Acres will also hold municipal election. School board elections are also planned for: Bethany, Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Crooked Oak, Crutcho, Deer Creek, Eastern Oklahoma County Technology District, Edmond, Francis Tuttle Technology Center District, Harrah, Jones, Luther, Metro Technology Center District, Millwood, Oakdale, Oklahoma City and Putnam City.