With one candidate already declared and others considering a run for office, sitting Wood River Mayor Frank Akers says he will not seek re-election. Akers took over last spring following the death of then-mayor Fred Ufert, but says he never had any plans to run once the unexpired term was over.
Current board member Scott Miner has announced his candidacy for Mayor, and Akers tells The Big Z there will likely be others on the ticket next spring.
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Maguire confirmed she is considering a run for mayor. Petitions to seek a spot on the ballot won't be taken out until late fall, and won't be due in to the County Clerk's office until late December. The spring election will be held April 4, 2017.