Wyoming’s Vanderwood announces he plans to seek re-election

Wyoming City Council Member Kent Vanderwood

Wyoming City Council member Kent Vanderwood said he is planning to seek re-election in the fall for for his fourth term as a council member-at-large.


Vanderwood’s seat is one of four seats that will be up for election in the fall. The other three are another council member-at-large seat held by current Mayor Pro Tem Sam Bolt, a 1st Ward Council member seat currently held by William Verhulst, and the city mayor seat currently held by Jack Poll.


Verhulst, who is currently the longest serving member of the Wyoming City Council, announced at the Jan. 11 City Council work session that he would not seek re-election due to health concerns. Poll announced during his State of the City Address at the Jan. 18 meeting that he would seek another term. Poll has served as mayor for the City of Wyoming since 2009. Before that, he served on the Wyoming City Council from 2001-2005 and 2007-2009. After the Jan. 18 meeting, Bolt said he too planed to run for re-election. He is seeking his fourth term on the council.


Poll, Bolt, and Vanderwood were re-elected in 2013 but served an extra year in office when, in a cost saving measure, the city decided to move its elections to even years when the state and federal elections are held.


Vanderwood said he was currently working on his petition for re-election with the intent of being on the fall ballot.


Those interested in running for any of the council or mayor seats need to file with the Wyoming City Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. April 24. The clerk’s office is located in the Wyoming City Hall, 1155 28th St. SW. Candidate packets are available at the front desk.


The primary election is set for Aug. 7 and the general election is set for Nov. 6.



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