Primary election on Tuesday and General Election on April 2, 2013

Augusta’s registered voters in Ward 1, 2 and 4 will be casting votes in a primary eleciton for City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Polling location are:

Ward 1 - Augusta Senior Center, 640 Osage

Ward 2 - First Baptist Church, 1501 State

Ward 4 - First Methodist Church, 2420 N. Ohio

The candidates running in the City Council primary races are as follows:

Ward 1 -Mike Martin: currently serving as councilor. He was appointed to the council following the resignation of Holly Harper last December. Martin owns a local business and is a stock broker/financial advisor with SagePoint Financial, Inc.

Ken Brinkman: retired from construction, lumber yard and retail sales and is “sincerely interested in the city and the welfare of the its citizens.”

Jason Lowery: family pastor at Haverhill Christian Church, with the primary responsibility to minister the youth and their families of the community. He believes “that Augusta is a great town with a ton of potential...and wants to continue improvements to our wonderful city.”

Ward 2 - Mike Huddleston: incumbent councilor, an accountant and business owner.

Mark Knowles: USD 402 Grounds and Maintenance Department employee and served in the Kansas National Guard. He believes, “the most important issue facing our city is simply having city council members that choose not to leave personal agendas at the door.”

Jamie Hubbard: works at Augusta Family Dentistry as a dental hygienist. She wants “to focus on economic development to promote and expand business and create jobs in our community.”

Ward 4 - Ron Reavis: incumbent councilor, retired firefighter, lieutenant, captain, private fire investigator, and currently works as a mobil service technician with MES Fire Equipment.

Rick Voisin: court administrator for the City of Towanda. He “will work to overcome current personal differences that are barriers to decision making.”

Dan Helmer: farms the family farm and wants to help correct the city’s “grossly neglected infrastructure.”