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Positions open in upcoming elections

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Positions opened on both City of Cooper Council and Cooper Independent School Board of Trustees. It started early last week and will be open through Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

For the City of Cooper the position of Mayor will be an open position. Mayor Scotty Stegall has been in office since 2003 when he defeated Richard Huie. Mayor Stegall has been unopposed in each election in the 12 years holding office.

“I enjoy doing what I do,” said Mayor Scotty Stegall. “I enjoy serving the fine people of this community.”

Other two positions include council member Carl Reel’s place as he has since resigned following his move from the City of Cooper and council member E.J. Cates who has also held office since 2003 with Mayor Stegall. Both Cates and Mayor Stegall have filed for re-election.

At the time of press no one has filed for election with the City. Interested individuals can pick up packets at City Hall located at 91 North Side Square in Cooper.

Early voting will be April 27 and May 5 for the May 9, 2015 election, if deemed necessary.

For Cooper ISD two full term (three year) positions will be up this year – those being Darren Braddy and Jeff Phifer along with one unexpired term formerly held by Danny Wall. Phifer has been serving since 2009 and Braddy joined the following year.

Trustee packets are located at the administration office on 350 West McKinney Street in Cooper.