Keyser: No candidates yet

Liz Beavers
Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Keyser City Seal

KEYSER - Although the filing period opened on Monday, no one had yet stepped forward to run for mayor or Keyser City Council member as of Wednesday.

City administrator Jeff Broadwater confirmed to the News Tribune that no one had filed to run.

The positions of mayor and two city council members are coming open this year.

One of the council seats is the still-unfilled position formerly occupied by Ron Metcalf, who resigned in July. The other seat is currently held by Jennifer Junkins, who was originally elected to the council in 2014 and is finishing up her second term.

The mayoral position is currently held by Damon Tillman, who is finishing up his first term at the helm of the city. He was originally elected in 2018.

Those wishing to run for office must file their papers in City Hall no later than noon Saturday, Jan. 29.

The only qualifications for mayor or council member are that the candidate must have been a resident within the city limits of Keyser for at least the last two years, and must have been assessed and paid taxes on at least $500 worth of real or personal property within the city.

The city election is Tuesday, June 14.

Liz Beavers is a veteran writer and managing editor of the Mineral Daily News Tribune. To reach out to her with a story idea, email lbeavers@newstribune.info.