City, school election filings moves slow

Almost two weeks into the filing period, only a few incumbents have filed for Nov. 8 city council and school board elections.

Elections also have been shaken up some by resignations as the Saint Jo mayor leaves, along with one Bowie councilman and one Montague school trustee.

Filing for the races will continue through Aug. 22. Applications are available at city and school administrative offices.

The Bowie City Council has three places open on the ballot; but also lost one of its council members as Tim Adams, precinct two south ward, resigned last week. Adams has moved to a new address and does not meet residential qualifications.

The councilor, who also served as mayor pro tem, had one year left on his term. The council was expected to receive the resignation at its Tuesday night meeting, and possibly make an appointment to fill out the unexpired term. A new mayor protem also was to be named.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.