Selby unopposed in Yukon council reelection bid

Nobody challenges incumbent as filing period closes

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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.

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ELECTION SET FEB. 8

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.