Selby unopposed in Yukon council reelection bid

Nobody challenges incumbent as filing period closes

Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Shelli Selby will win a second term as Ward 2 representative on the Yukon City Council after nobody opposed her in her reelection bid.

Selby, who has been Yukon’s mayor since May 2020, filed Monday morning for a new four-year term.

Nobody else had filed for the Ward 2 post when the three-day filing period for municipal offices closed Wednesday at the Canadian County Election Board office.

“I am looking forward to another four years,” said Selby, a licensed professional counselor. “We have accomplished so much but there is more to do and I am honored I get to see those projects through.”

The Yukon City Council in June 2022 will consider calling a bond issue or sales tax election to fund capital improvements. Among possible projects are a multi-use sports park, water/sewer infrastructure upgrades, street projects, a new library, and a third fire station.

Ward 1 City Council Member Rick Cacini, founder of the Yukon Veterans Museum, is being challenged as he seeks a second term by Yukon Public Schools’ teacher/coach Rodney Zimmerman, 44. Cacini, 74, has been vice mayor since this May.



An election to decide the winner will be Feb. 8, 2022.

The new Yukon City Council terms begin next May. The council will elect a mayor and vice mayor to serve the next year at the first city council meeting in May.

Both Selby and Cacini were first elected to the five-member city council in 2018. Selby defeated two opponents and Cacini ran without a challenger that time.

Yukon City Council members may serve no more than two consecutive terms in office, according to the city charter.

The City of Yukon has a five-member governing board. Four members are elected by ward and the fifth is at-large.

Yukon City Council members are unpaid volunteers.