Hiremath, incumbents look to run in 2014 Oro Valley council elections

The four incumbents on the Oro Valley Town Council are taking the steps to run for reelection. Mayor Satish Hiremath, Vice Mayor Lou Waters and councilmembers Joe Hornat and Mary Snider have taken out papers to run for second terms.

Julie Bower, the Oro Valley town clerk, said the incumbents, along with other citizens planning to run, have between April 28 and May 28 to submit petitions.

Besides the incumbents running for the four open seats on the seven-member council, Bower said Don Bristow and Patrick Straney have picked up the required election packets and formed official candidate committees.

While they haven’t formed committees at this time, Bower said packets were also picked up by Paul Emmert, Richard Furash and John Musolf.

To be eligible to run in the 2014 election, a prospective candidate must be 18 years of age or older and have resided in Oro Valley for at least one year preceding the election.

Candidates must collect at least 279 signatures, but not more than 558 signatures on a nomination petition to be eligible for election.

The primary election will be held on Aug. 26, and the general election is Nov. 4. 

Candidates can turn in nomination paperwork from 8 a.m. on April 28 to 5 p.m. on May 28. 

Newly elected members will assume the duties of office on Nov. 18.

Current councilmembers Bill Garner, Mike Zinkin and Brendan Burns are not up for reelection in 2014.

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