Three file for positions within city of Trenton


Filings continued this morning at Trenton City Hall subject to the April 2nd municipal election.

Filing this morning for Mayor of Trenton was Linda A. Crooks of 105 Town and Country Lane. Filing previously for Mayor were Incumbent Nick McHargue and current 2nd ward councilman Larry Porter. The term of mayor is four years long.

A race has been created for council member in the 3rd Ward. Cathryn “Cathy” Smith of 1501 Felder filed today for the two-year term. Filing previously in the 3rd ward was Harry Kately.

There are now three candidates for councilman in the 4th Ward of Trenton. Filing today was John Dolan of 4002 Manor Drive. Filing late last week in 4th ward were Jim Bush and Bob McIntyre.

Previous filings created races in the 1st and 2nd wards of Trenton. Candidates who file for Mayor or council member pay a $5.00 fee. The filing period continues until 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at city hall. That’s the state established deadline to have names printed for the April 2nd ballot.

State statutes also dictate candidates for Mayor of Trenton be at least 30 years old and have at least two years residency in the city. Candidates for the council must be at least 21 years old; at least one-year residency in the city and at least six months in the ward they want to represent. All candidates also need to be current on taxes paid.

These are paid positions according to the city of Trenton policy. The salary for Mayor of Trenton is $250 per month. The salary for each of the eight city council members is $100 per month. Payments are made regardless of how many city councils and committee meetings are held each month.