BURLEY — Mini-Cassia voters will pick new mayors and city council members on Nov. 7 in several cities.
The Burley City Council race has five candidates for three open four-year seats. Incumbents Jon R. Anderson, Bryce Morgan and Casey Andersen will be joined in the race by Lynn Davids and Ralph Carlson.
In Burley mayoral race, incumbent candidate Merlin Smedley will be challenged by Steve Ormond.
In Heyburn, five candidates filed to run for two, four-year seats, Nile Bohon, Glen Loveland, Chad Anderson, Michael Covington and incumbent Dick Galbraith. Anderson is currently serving the remainder of Rocky Baker’s two-year seat. Rose Schmitt has filed unopposed for the open two-year term.
In the city of Minidoka, incumbent Mayor James Cook will be challenged by Becky Ziebach for the four-year seat.
Two open four-year seats on the council are sought by incumbents Bonnie Hofmeister and Carmen Rodriguez, and candidates Martin Merrill and Dawn Walker will also vie for a seat. Incumbent Debra Homer missed the filing date for candidates in the election but intends to run as a write-in candidate.
In Albion, two, four-year seat on the city council are open. Incumbents Michael L. Gailey and Zack Alexander will be challenged by Kevin Lloyd.
Uncontested local races include the Declo City Council, which has two, four-year terms open with incumbents Ronald Don Knowles and Clinten Heward seeking re-election.
In Oakley there are two, four seats available sought by incumbent Ralph Barnard and Jeff Douglas, who is currently filling the remainder of a term.
The city of Malta has two, four-year terms available sought by incumbent Amador Maldonado and newcomer Richard Hall.
In Acequia two, four-year seats on the city council are sought unopposed by incumbents Darlene Moser and Terri McBride. Incumbent Mayor Larry Wall is running for his office unopposed.
Paul’s city council has two open four-year seats, with incumbents Brent Browning and Brent Stimpson seeking re-election.
In Rupert, incumbent council members Tammy Jones and Joel Heward are seeking re-election to their four-year posts, and incumbent Todd McGhie is unopposed for his two-year seat.