Myrick files to keep seat

Incumbent Iola City Councilman Gene Myrick has filed for re-election and will face at least one challenger.



May 20, 2021 - 9:40 AM

Iola City Councilman Gene Myrick, center, speaks at Monday’s Council meeting in honor of Iola High School wrestler Logan Brown, who captured the school’s first-ever state wrestling championship Feb. 29 in Salina. Also pictured are wrestling coach Jason Bates, right, and Councilman Nickolas Kinder. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola City Councilman Gene Myrick has filed for re-election.

Myrick’s filing ensures at least one contested seat is up for grabs in the 2021 city elections.

Myrick, who lives in Iola’s Third Ward,  will face challenger Josiah D’Albini, who filed last week.

Applicants have until noon June 1 to file.

Other Iola seats up for grabs are mayor, as well as Council seats held by Nancy Ford in the First Ward, Ron Ballard in the Second Ward and Mark Peters in the Fourth Ward. Peters has filed for re-election.

Councilman Steve French, Iola’s other Ward 4 representative, has filed for mayor.