Marion County reporting first 2 candidates filing for school boards


On the first full day of the filing period for school elections, two candidates have submitted their paperwork to the Marion County Clerk's Office.Marion County and Circuit Clerk Dawn Moffet says incumbent Jason Jones has filed for the Yellville-Summit school board and incumbent Bryan Benedict has filed for the Flippin school board.

No filings were reported in Baxter and Fulton counties Thursday.

The filing period for school elections opened at noon Wednesday and continues until noon next Wednesday.

May 21st is the date for those school districts opting to hold their election on the primary date.

Under Arkansas' relatively new law, districts have the option of holding their election on either the primary or the general election date.

Those interested in seeking positions on school boards may pick up an application and signature packet from their respective county clerk's office. Candidates need to collect a minimum of 20 verifiable signatures on their petitions.

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