One new candidate has qualified for municipal elections in the City of Booneville with just over a week remaining in the qualifying period.

Allan Prentiss added his name to the list of qualifiers for Alderman Ward 4 as a Republican since the last edition of the newspaper.

Qualifying continues through 5 p.m. Friday, February 5.

Candidates who had filed qualifying papers with the city clerk’s office as of 5 p.m. Tuesday are:

Mayor: Chris Lindley (Republican) (incumbent)

Alderman Ward 1: Tara Lauderdale (Republican), Gary Walker (Republican), Lauren Whitson (Republican)

Alderman Ward 2: Jeff Williams (Democrat)

Alderman Ward 3: Bill Stevenson (Republican)

Alderman Ward 4: Michael Starkey (Republican), Allan Prentiss (Republican)

Alderman-at-Large: Harold Eaton (Republican), Lavaile Shields (Republican), Derrick Blythe (Independent)

Four of Booneville’s five current aldermen have announced they will not be seeking reelection. Ward 1 Alderman Jason Michael, Ward 3 Alderman Mark McCoy, Ward 4 Alderman William Scott and Alderman-at-Large Lisa Stevens have all said they are not planning to run again for the seats they currently hold. Ward 2 Alderman Jeff Williams and Mayor Chris Lindley are seeking reelection.

The first party primary election is scheduled for April 6, with a runoff (if necessary) set for April 27. The general election is June 8. New terms begin July 1.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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