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Four Janesville City Council seats open

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MARCIA A. NELESEN
December 3, 2011
— Three Janesville residents are circulating nomination papers to run for four open seats on the Janesville City Council.

Residents have until Jan. 3 to file nomination papers.


Three two-year terms and one one-year term are open. The one-year seat is open because George Brunner, who had been serving as council president, recently resigned. The fourth-highest vote-getter will fill that seat for the remainder of Brunner’s term.


Two incumbents, Tom McDonald and Yuri Rashkin, have said they will not seek re-election. McDonald is running for Rock County judge and Rashkin is running for the 44th Assembly District seat.


The Gazette was not able to reach a third incumbent, Kathy Voskuil, to ask whether she is planning to run for a third term.


Circulating nomination papers are:


-- Angela Smillie, 31, of 921 N. Garfield Ave., announced Friday that she intends to run for council.


She is a probation and parole agent for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.


Smillie has served on the city’s Alcohol Licensing Advisory Committee since May 2010.


-- Billy R. McCoy, 58, of 1326 Putnam Ave., is retired from General Motors. He unsuccessfully ran for council in 2009 and 2011.


-- Jim Farrell, 65, of 1427 N. Harmony Drive, is a retired certified public accountant. He announced his candidacy Nov. 14.


TO RUN FOR COUNCIL

Residents who want to run for a two-year term on the Janesville City Council can pick up nomination papers in the clerk’s office at City Hall, 18 N. Jackson St. They must gather more than 200 signatures but no more than 400 signatures and return the completed forms by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.


A primary, if necessary, would be Tuesday, Feb. 21. The general election is Tuesday, April 3.



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