Candidate filing deadline next week for May elections

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 4 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council, the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, and the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors is Friday, February 15.

Registration packets are available at the offices of each entity. For a listing of available seats and those who have already registered, see the February 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.