OREGON COUNTY -- Voters will go to the polls April 2 and vote on municipal and school board members in all the school districts and cities in Oregon County.
In the Couch R-1 School District candidates include: Joe Garrison, Allen Sanders, Casey Roberts and Dean Bennett. Three school board members will be elected at Couch.
At Thayer voters will be deciding on a school bond issue in the amount of $3.1 million for the purpose of the construction and equipping of a new elementary school. Three school board members for a term of three years each will also be voted on at Thayer. Candidates include Randy Ward, Betty Morris and William Franz.
The city of Thayer will have a one-fourth of 1 percent sales tax issue on the spring election ballot. The tax will focus on parks and storm water control.
Bobby Ryan is running unopposed for First Ward alderman in Thayer, and incumbent Steve Hall will face Bobby Couch in the Second Ward alderman seat.
In the Koshkonong R-111 School District three school board members will be elected for a term of three years each. Candidates include Brian Whisenant, David Baughman, Bill Meeker and Gerry Davis. Three candidates have filed for the position of mayor at Koshkonong. They are Doyle Langley, Thomas Lowe and Geneva Bernard. The Ward 1 alderman seat at Koshkonong has two candidates, Mary Mitchell and Myrtlee Rigel. David Meade will run unopposed for the Ward 11 alderman position at Koshkonong.
The Alton School District will elect three school board members in the April 2 election. Candidates are: Kevin Arasmith, Junior Williams, Grover Crews, Chris Haney, Yancy Caruthers, Hubert Vest and Tammy Simmons Curtis.
Ron Campbell and Brad Vest are both running for mayor of Alton. Fred (Bud) Jackman and Dinah Slaughter are seeking the North Ward alderman seat at Alton, and Jeff Hollis, William Young and Eric Smith are candidates for the South Ward alderman position.
According to Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley, the county's chief election official, polls on April 2 will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.