April 9th voters in Collinsville will have a ballot listing 6 people running for 3 open positions on the city council. 2 are incumbents-Nancy Moss and Jeff Kypta while the other 4 are newcomers. One council seat will run for only two years as it is an election to fill the unexpire term of Liz Dalton who is now on the Madison County board. One thing about Collinsville's local elections is that there are always many people who run for council and school board, the seats are always competitive. This isn't the case in many cities.
The candidates running for the two year term are: Robert Graham, Bob Dorman and Karen Woolard
Candidates running for the full 4 year term are: Jesse Hoskin, Jeff Kypta and Nancy Moss.
Interesting to me are Graham and Hoskin, two men who have long been active in the American Legion. Did something happen with the legion to have two involved officers decide to run for the city council?
I would assume that there will be the traditional pre-election candidate forum so voters could get to know them all before voting.