Mayor to seek re-election
Mayor Mary Olson finished 2013 by filing for re-election Dec. 31. Olson is in her seventh year of being mayor.
She said that if re-elected she hoped to continue her mission of encouraging residents’ involvement in city government.
“My other goal is to help the new city administrator in any way I can and to continue to encourage people to continue to work together,” Olson said. “I think we’ve done a pretty good job with that this year, but it’s a good goal to keep improving.”
Olson hopes to encourage residents to get more involved with city budget decisions.
“I’d like to get people’s input before we make the budget and see how they think money should be spent,” she said.
The city council seats currently held by Chris Meierhoff and Jerry Kline will also be up for grabs.
Duane McCarty, a Marion County deputy sheriff, has filled to run for one position. Neither Kline nor Meierhoff has indicated whether he will run for re-election.
Steve Unruh has also filed to run for mayor. Todd Heitschmidt went on record saying he intended to run, but has not yet filed. The deadline for filing is Jan. 21 at the Marion City building.