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Twin Falls Administrative Restructure

The city council meets Mondays in Twin Falls.

TWIN FALLS — Twin Falls residents still have two days to file for any of three seats on the City Council.

Seats 1, 5 and 6 — held by Suzanne Hawkins, Greg Lanting and Christopher Reid — will come up for election in November. Candidates must have lived in, and been a registered voter of, Twin Falls for at least 30 days.

The last day to file is Friday.

So far, two of the three incumbents will run opposed. Businesswoman and former refugee Liyah Babayan has filed to run against Hawkins. Also in the Seat 1 race is Eric Smallwood, who works for Holesinsky Winery.

In Seat 5, Lanting will run against Tim Allen, a pilot for Air St. Luke’s.

Christopher Reid, who was appointed this year to fill a vacancy left by Don Hall, did not have a challenger as of Wednesday evening.

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Applicants may come to the city clerk’s office in City Hall, 103 Main Ave. E., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. To submit their candidacy, they must pay a $40 fee and file a petition found at The $40 fee can be waived if the candidate has five Twin Falls voter signatures on the petition, verified through the county clerk’s office.

Going to miss the deadline? You have until Oct. 10 to file as a write-in candidate.


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