(MACON, MISSOURI) January 15th, 2019 was the last day for filing for the April General Municipal Election. One race that voters within the city limits of Macon will be voting on is who they want to represent them on local city council from their respective wards. With filing closed, five candidates have successfully filed. Those candidates are Don Kinkhorst, Ernie Lea, Dick Schlanker, Jeff Brown, and Greg Wiggans. Everyone but Lea, are incumbents on the ballot - Mr. Lea previously sat on the Macon City Council but was defeated by Taylor Wesley last April (2018). Voters in Ward 1 will vote for either Don Kinkhorst or Ernie Lea (choose one), Ward 2 will be Dick Schlanker, Ward 3 will be Jeff Brown, and Ward 4 will be Greg Wiggans. Ward 1 is the only competitive ward on the ballot and each position is for a two year term. Each ward is represented by two councilman making a total of eight councilman.

The Macon Home Press will release an informative article about the candidates closer to the election.

Voters will head to the ballot box for the April Election on April 2nd, 2019.

Picture taken by Writer Ben Nelson