KEYSER - A slow-starting filing period picked up speed as Saturday's deadline neared, and there are now ten candidates signed up to run for the three seats coming open on Keyser City Council.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - A slow-starting filing period picked up speed as Saturday’s deadline neared, and there are now ten candidates signed up to run for the three seats coming open on Keyser City Council.
City administrator Amanda Brafford told the News Tribune Monday that incumbents Eric Murphy and Mike Ryan have both put in their bid for re-election, and will be joined on the ballot by Curtis Perry, Sean Liller, Jim Hannas, Leigh “Wink” Dixon,  Elwood Junkins, Kelly Metcalf, James G. Lough and Harry “Billy” Meek II.

Late Wednesday, Brafford said no one had yet signed up to run for any of the positions.
Conceivably, others could be added, as any candidacy papers postmarked by the Saturday, Jan. 25, deadline, must be accepted.
In addition to the seats currently occupied by Murphy and Ryan coming open this year, the seat formerly held by Terry Liller, who resigned last October to spend more time with his family, was never filled.
The city election will be held Tuesday, June 9. Whomever is elected will join Jennifer Junkins and William Zacot on the council, along with mayor Damon Tillman.