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Entries in Missoula elections (2)

Saturday
May162015

No Missoula council incumbents in first days of filing 

Councilman Adam Hertz says he won't run for a second term(MONDAY)- There are still several weeks to go. But so far it's only political newcomers who are filing to run for Missoula City Council this fall. 

Six different council positions are up for re-election this year.

The list of incumbents includes council veterans Jason Weiner and Ed Childers, and first-term council members Adam Hertz, Alex Taft, and Mike O'Herron. The 6th seat was vacated when Caitlen Copple stepped down earlier this year. 

However, none of the incumbents had filed to run again through the first couple of weeks of filing. 

John Debari was the first to file for the Ward 4 position vacated by Copple. Appointee Patrick Weasel Head hadn't filed to run by mid-week. 

Heidi West has filed for the Ward 1 council seat currently held by Weiner. 

Anita Green has applied for the Ward 2 council race. Adam Hertz is saying he doesn't plan to seek a second term. 

Gwen Jones has filed for the Ward 3 race. That's the position held by Alex Taft.

No one had filed for the Ward 5 race, for the seat held by Ed Childers. 

Filing closes on July 2nd. 

Tuesday
May052015

Filing opens for Missoula city council races

(MISSOULA)- A small business owner and active volunteer is among the first to file for the upcoming Missoula City Council elections, with the filing period getting underway this morning. 

John Dibari filed his paperwork for the Ward 4 contest this morning. 

DiBari has lived in Missoula for 16-years, spread over two periods, in the late 1980s to mid-1990s, returning again in 2005. He runs a family business, Soft Hit, LLC, which specializes in selling baseballs, softballs and golf balls for sports training. 

DiBari has a long record of volunteer and civic service, having been on the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board for the past 7-years. He's also served on the Urban Growth Commission and the panel working on the city's growth policy update. 

DiBari will be competing for the Ward 4 position that was vacated earlier this year by the resignation of Caitlen Copple. Patrick Weasel Head was appointed to fill the remainder of that term until the next elections. 

Other incumbent council members who's seats are up for election this year include Jason Weiner, Adam Hertz, Alex Taft, Mike O'Herron, and Ed Childers. 

Filing closes on July 2nd.