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Three qualify for two Sanibel City Council seats up in March

By Staff | Jan 16, 2015

Three Sanibel residents qualified to run for two of the open City Council seats before Friday’s noon deadline.

Terms are due for each of Vice Mayor Doug Congress and Council member Jim Jennings. Congress did not file for re-election, thus ending his term March 9.

Jennings, who has been on the City Council since 2003 (it was originally mistakenly reported as 2011), did file and will run as the lone incumbent, along with Sanibel residents Frances Slane and Chauncey Goss.

The local general election will be held Tuesday, March 3, with two seats available. Electors may vote for any number of candidates up to the number of Council seats to be filled. The candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected to such seats.

The term of the office for an elected Council member shall begin on the second Tuesday following the Council election, and end on the Monday immediately preceding commencement of the following term.