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Candidates eyeing council openings

City has $40M budget


Gordon Weeks

Shelton Police Chief Carole Beason, left, talks to Shelton City Council member Kathy McDowell on April 25 at the Shelton Civic Center. McDowell said she is seeking re-election in November, while fellow council members James Boad and Deidre Peterson said they will not.

So, you want to serve on the Shelton City Council?

May 15 to 19 is the time to file for one of the three council positions open on the November election ballot. On April 25, about two dozen potential candidates attended a "City Government 101" presentation at the Shelton Civic Center to get a better understanding about the position, and how the city departments function.

Seven city officials gave presentations on their duties. Interim City Manager Mark Ziegler began by outlining some basics about the council. All seven members serve in at-large positions, not specific zones in the city. The...

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