Time to Run for Gulfport City Council
The municipal election is March 13.
GULFPORT – Qualifying opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 4) for people who want to run for the two open seats on the Gulfport City Council.
The seats for Wards I and III are up for grabs in the March 13 election. The Ward I seat is currently held by Dan Liedtke. Yolanda Roman is the incumbent in the Ward III seat. Candidates have until noon on Dec. 11 to qualify.
The city of Gulfport has a council-manager form of government in which a five-member council is responsible for setting policy and passing a budget while a professional city manager runs the day-to-day affairs of the city.
City council members are elected citywide to numbered seats by the voters, each for a two-year term, except for the mayor who is elected to a three-year term. The city is divided into four wards, each of which is represented by one of the council members who must live in that district. The mayor is the fifth member of the council and is elected at-large, not representing any ward. The mayor presides over the city council meetings, which are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
Council members earn $10,800 annually.
For information on qualifying, go to mygulfport.us.
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