Representation needed

By Emily Bialkowski
Caledonia Argus


The City of Caledonia is missing two candidates on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The glaringly vacant mayor’s seat and a council seat will need to be filled by a write-in candidate.

The mayor’s term is two years  long and includes a $3,600 annual stipend. The council seat has a four year term and includes a $2,900 annual stipend.

The essential functions of the two positions include attending two meetings per month (usually on Mondays) and participating in any special meetings, such as those dealing with collective bargaining.

City Administrator Ted Schoonover said anyone that is an eligible elector (able to register to vote) can be a candidate.

“I would recommend that if a person has an interest they can simply write-in their name on the ballot and whomever gets the most votes, wins,” Schoonover said.

Persons interested in the position might consider publicizing their interest by talking to neighbors, making and posting signs and waging a campaign so voters can actually, physically write-in the candidate’s name.