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Campaign Corner: New candidates for Council

Campaign Corner: New candidates for Council


Flagstaff City Council elections

The race for the three open Flagstaff City Council seats has gotten a little more packed after four more people pulled paperwork this week to run for Council.

The new candidates include two who ran in 2014: Jim McCarthy and Charlie Odegaard, who have pulled paperwork to gather signatures to run again.

New to the race this year are Jamie Whelan and Robert Kelty.

Presidential Preference Election

Time is drawing short to register for Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election, the state’s presidential primary. Residents looking to register to vote or change their registration to vote must do so before Feb. 22.

To vote in the Presidential Preference Election, voters must be registered with one of the following political parties: Democratic, Green or Republican. Voters who are not registered with one of those political parties, including those registered as independents, are not eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Election.

However, you can change your voter registration by going through the Coconino County Elections Office or through You will need your driver's license to register through ServcieArizona. You can also print a registration form from the Coconino County Elections’ website at or call the elections office to have a form mailed to you: (928) 679-7860.

You also need to change your voter registration if you have recently moved or changed your political party preference. Election mail does not get forwarded.

Early voting in the Presidential Preference Election starts Feb. 24. The last day to request a ballot by mail is March 11 and the last day to vote early in person is March 18. The election is March 22.

The state primary election is Aug. 30 and the state general election is Nov. 8.


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Education/Business Reporter

Suzanne writes about education and business. She covers the local school district, charter schools and Northern Arizona University. She also writes the Sunday business features.

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