KEYSER - The race for mayor and city council is picking up speed in Keyser as the deadline to file nears on Saturday.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The race for mayor and city council is picking up speed in Keyser as the deadline to file nears on Saturday.
As of Thursday afternoon, three people had filed to run for mayor and three for council.
According to city clerk Brandi Paugh, current council member Isaac “Sonny” Alt, who has been filling in for an ailing mayor Ed Miller, has filed to run for mayor and will face off against current council member Eric Murphy and challenger Damon Tillman.
The council seats coming open this year are those currently occupied by Alt and Jennifer Junkins.
Those who have so far filed to run are former council member Herman Judy, former city employee Glenn “Sonny” Gank, and Keyser Youth Baseball volunteer William M. Zacot.
The seats occupied by council members Terry Liller, Karol Ashenfelter and Eric Murphy do not come open at this time.
Today is the last day for anyone wishing to run for a position in city government to file papers in person at City Hall. Saturday is the deadline, and although the city office will be closed, candidacy papers postmarked on Saturday will still be accepted.
The cost of filing for either the mayor or council seats is $24.
According to town clerk Brandi Paugh, “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.”
For further information, call the Keyser city office at 304-788-1511.
The general election is Tuesday, June 12.