Tuesday, October 20th, you’re invited to an open candidate forum held at the Lyric Theater in Osceola, Iowa. From 5:15pm to 6:30pm the candidates for Osceola’s contested Mayoral chair and three City Council spots will be invited to present their platforms and take questions from the public.

mayor race in osceola iowaThis election cycle sees a vacancy in the Mayor of Osceola’s chair for the first time since Mayor Fred Diehl took office in 2003. Other Council openings being contested include the 1st Ward seat, currently held by Chris Dorsey; the 3rd Ward seat, currently held by David Walkup; and the At-Large seat held by Dr. George Fotiadis.

Three of the four positions in the race have new candidates vying for your votes. For the At-Large position, Dr. George Fotiadis, and Jon Ryan Sullivan will be competing. The 1st Ward seat is being pursued by Douglas Gay and Byron Jimmerson. And the hotly contested Mayoral Chair is being sought by three candidates; Ronald Eshelman, Thomas Kedley, and Dr. James D. Kimball. At this time, David Walkup, the 3rd Ward seat, is running for re-election uncontested.

All of the candidates will be invited to the October 20th forum to take your questions and help define their goals for the future of Osceola. Host and sponsor of the event, Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) encourages all residents to come learn more about the candidates, the issues facing Osceola, and the candidates’ vision for the future of our city. The vote for these positions will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

For more information, please contact, Bill Trickey, Executive Director, Clarke County Development Corporation, 15 East Washington, Osceola, IA 50213, Phone: 641-342-2944, Fax: 641-342-6352, WEB: http://ClarkeCountyIowa.com, Email: [email protected]