By Conrad Dudderar
Two Yukon City Council members face re-election in 2022.
Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby (the Ward 2 council member) and Vice Mayor Rick Cacini (the Ward 1 council member) are in the final year of four-year terms that started in May 2018.
Both Selby and Cacini were elected to the five-member Yukon City Council in spring 2018, Selby in a contested race and Cacini without opposition.
Selby has not yet announced her intentions to seek a second term in office.
Cacini this week said he will “definitely run again.”
“All veterans are asking that I stay on board because I’m the only veteran on the council,” said Cacini, founder and curator of the Yukon Veterans Museum.
Filing period for both the Ward 1 and Ward 2 seats will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 6-8 at the Canadian County Election Board office in El Reno.
“(A)ny candidates for City Council Member shall be qualified voters of the City at the time of their election and shall be elected by a majority vote of the qualified electors in their respective wards,” according to a resolution approved at the Nov. 2nd council meeting.
“(E)ach candidate for City Council Member shall be a qualified voter of the City, and a resident of the ward for which he is a candidate.”
ELECTION DATES FEB. 2, APRIL 5
The primary election is set Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2022.
If no candidate receives at least 50% of votes cast in the primary, a general election will be Tuesday, April 5.
The Ward 1 and Ward 2 council members “shall be elected by a popular vote of the qualified voters of their respective wards,” according to the resolution.
The City of Yukon elects four of its five council members by ward. A fifth council member serves as at-large representative.
The winner in the Ward 1 and Ward 2 city council election will take office May 3 to begin the next four-year term.
Yukon City Council members may serve no more than two consecutive terms in office due to term limits in the city charter.
Other council members are Donna Yanda (Ward 3), Jeff Wootton (At-Large) and Aric Gilliland (Ward 4).