To become an election candidate, residents must file for the office they seek with the Phillips County Clerk at the Phillips County Courthouse by noon on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The following offices will be elected in November for the City of Phillipsburg: Mayor, currently held by Patrick Hewitt; Councilmember Ward I, currently held by Rod Innes; Councilmember Ward II, currently held by Mike James; Councilmember Ward III, currently held by Donna Speake; City Treasurer, currently held by Jordyn Boeve Tweedy. Following the election in November, newly elected officials will take office January 8, 2018. The mayor and city treasurer terms are for 2 years while the councilmembers serve 4 year terms.
Want to learn more about running for office? The League of Kansas Municipalities has prepared the 2017 Guide for City Candidates to provide citizens with helpful information for those who may be interested in running for office.
As of 5/31/2017, the following have filed as election candidates: Mayor - Patrick Hewitt; Councilmember Ward II - Mike James; Councilmember Ward III - Bret Miles; Treasurer - Jordyn Boeve Tweedy.