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City of Henderson sets municipal election dates

The city of Henderson will hold its municipal primary elections April 5, the City Council voted Tuesday night. The municipal general election will be June 7.

The council seats held by Gerri Schroder in Ward I, Debra March in Ward II and Steve Kirk in Ward IV will be up for votes this year. Mayor Andy Hafen and Councilwoman Kathleen Boutin both won and started their tenures on the council in 2009.

Kirk will be unable to run this year because of term limits. Kirk has already served three four-year terms as a Henderson councilman.

Candidates must reside in the ward they would represent if elected, city spokesman Bud Cranor said. The system is non-partisan, so candidates don’t have to declare a party affiliation.

Henderson City Council members are elected at large, not only from voters who reside in their wards.

Henderson residents who want to file for candidacy can do so from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Jan. 25 and 27 and Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 at the city clerk’s office at City Hall, 240 Water St.

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