Candidate filing period planned for Dec. 4-6
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
The City of Midwest City and Mid-Del School District have scheduled elections for early next year.
The primary election is set for Feb. 13 with a general election, if necessary, on April 2.
Midwest City will have city council elections for Ward 2, 3, 4 and 6. Councilmembers will be elected to four-year terms for Wards 2, 4 and 6. The election for Ward 3 will be for the remainder of an unexpired two-year term.
Mid-Del School District will have an election for the No. 4 seat on the school board. It is a five-year term.
All candidates for school and city elections must file with the Oklahoma County Election Board on Dec. 4-6. The office will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Candidates for city council must be 25 years old, have been a resident of Midwest City for at least one year preceding the election and at the time of the election be a resident in good faith of the respective ward from which he/she is elected.
City council candidates must also complete a questionnaire with the City Clerk that includes questions about employment, any contracts with the city and business ownership.
School board candidates must have lived in the school district and Office No. 4 boundaries and have been a registered voter for six months preceding the first day of the filing period. Candidates must have a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency. Anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony or entered a plea of guilty or no contest shall not be eligible for 15 years after completion of a sentence.
Candidates cannot be employed by the school district or be related within the second degree to any employee.
The city council seats are currently held by Pat Byrne (Ward 2), Rick Dawkins (Ward 3), Sean Reed (Ward 4) and Rick Favors (Ward 6). Dawkins was appointed to the seat in July after former councilwoman Megan Bain resigned. Dawkins, who previously served on the council for two terms, pledged not to run for the seat. Reed said he does not intend to run for reelection.
Julian “Strippy” Biggers has represented the No. 4 seat on the Mid-Del School Board since 2018.