KEYSER – The filing deadline for the June Keyser City Council election has been extended one week, to Jan. 30.

By Richard Kerns

rkerns@newstribune.info

Tribune Staff Writer

KEYSER – The filing deadline for the June Keyser City Council election has been extended one week, to Jan. 30.

Former Councilman Herman Judy is the latest to file for office.

City officials initially reported that the election would feature a two-week filing period, with a deadline of Jan. 22. However, the city on Thursday extended the filing period.

Those wishing to seek election to one of three open Council seats now have until 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 to file as a candidate for the office. City Hall will not be open that day. The office features a mail slot and any candidate waiting until Jan. 30 to file will have to leave their filing papers and fee in the slot by 4 p.m. that day.

Officials would prefer that candidates file during a regular business day, prior to Jan. 30.

Two city residents have filed for election, with Judy the latest candidate. He had served a full Council term before losing a bid for mayor in the 2014 election.

Eric Murphy, a North End community activists who ran unsuccessfully in the last Council election, was the first to file for a Council seat.

The city election is June 14. The fee for filing as a candidate is $24.