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Gladstone to Witness Contested Races in April 2024


Filing Period Commences for Key Local Elections in Gladstone and Clay County

As the year draws to a close, political enthusiasts and community leaders are gearing up for the upcoming local elections in Gladstone and Clay County, with filing periods now officially underway.

Gladstone City Council Seats Up for Grabs:

Gladstone residents can expect a pivotal election on April 2, 2024, as two seats on the Gladstone City Council become the focus of electoral attention. The filing period for prospective candidates is now open, allowing community members to step forward and contribute to the governance of the city.

Incumbents and newcomers alike are encouraged to file for candidacy before the deadline. The Gladstone City Council plays a crucial role in shaping local policies and initiatives, making this election a key event for the community.

Board of Education Election for North Kansas City Schools:

Simultaneously, candidates are also stepping into the limelight for the North Kansas City Schools' Board of Education election, slated for April 2024. Aspiring board members have until 5 p.m. on December 26 to file for candidacy. The board, which oversees the educational landscape of the region, is set to witness a keenly contested race as individuals vie for the opportunity to contribute to the future of education in North Kansas City.

Three Open Seats on Clay County Public Health Board:

In neighboring Clay County, residents are encouraged to participate in the democratic process as the public health board prepares for a significant election on the April 2024 ballot. Three seats on the Clay County Public Health Board are up for grabs, each carrying a four-year term. Prospective candidates have until December 26 to submit their filings.

The Clay County Public Health Board plays a vital role in shaping health policies and ensuring the well-being of the community. With three seats open, this election presents an opportunity for new voices to influence the direction of public health initiatives in the county.

As the filing period progresses, the stage is set for an engaging election season in both Gladstone and Clay County. Residents are encouraged to stay informed, participate in community discussions, and exercise their right to vote in April 2024 to shape the future of their local governance and public health initiatives.