Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

November 2, 2012

Race for Gamaliel commissioners has 4 write-in candidates

No official names on ballot

GLASGOW — All four Gamaliel city commissioners are seeking election as write-in candidates.

Paul Lee, who is technically up for re-election, missed the deadline to file for office and is running as a write-in candidate.

Three other commissioners, who were recently appointed to their positions and are seeking election as write-in candidates are: Jeff Geralds, Bob Greer and Tommy Bartley.

According to city clerk Ruby Davis, the commission was conducting city business with only two commissioners plus its mayor, Carol Wheeler in 2011. The Gamaliel has a commission form of government that operates with four commissioners and must have at least three present in order to have quorum, she said.

When one of the two commissioners resigned in September, that left the city with one commissioner plus the mayor, meaning they had no quorum in which to conduct city business.

To fill the vacant seats, local officials had to enlist people to serve on the commission.

“We recruited some and told those people they needed to step up,” said Tommy Willett, county judge-executive for Monroe County. “Fortunately, they did. I think within 24 hours we had some fine representatives to step up to the plate.”

Brian Pack, city attorney, said the fact that three people agreed to serve on the commission is “kind of impressive” for a town the size of Gamaliel. He also said it is a job “they take a lot of pride in.”

The city of Gamaliel is located in the southern portion of Monroe County with a population of 376 and is a sixth-class city, according to the 2010 Census.


Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content