KEYSER - With exactly one week left to file candidacy papers, only two people have declared their intention to run for office in the City of Keyser.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - With exactly one week left to file candidacy papers, only two people have declared their intention to run for office in the City of Keyser.
The filing period for the City of Keyser opened on Monday,  Jan. 8, and will close on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Mayor Ed Miller’s seat comes open this year, as well as the council seats currently held by Sonny Alt and Jennifer Junkins.
The seats occupied by council members Terry Liller, Karol Ashenfelter and Eric Murphy do not come open at this time.
As of earlier this week, Bill Zacot was the only one who had filed to run for a seat on council, and current council member Sonny Alt had filed to run for mayor.
The cost of filing for either the mayor or council seats is $24.
According to town clerk Brandi Paugh, candidates for office in the City of Keyser “shall file a certificate of announcement with the city clerk.
“The certificates of announcement shall be on a form prescribed by the secretary of state in which the candidate shall make a sworn statement before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths.”
The city office will not be open on Saturday, Jan. 27, but papers postmarked on that date will be accepted.
For further information, call the Keyser city office at 304-788-1511.
The general election is Tuesday, June 12.