Incumbents, one challenger so far seeking to run for election

The mayor's job and three Canby city council seats will decided be in the Nov. 14 general election.

All four incumbents have filed to hold onto those posts, all expiring Dec. 31. Newcomer Traci Heidt has filed to be a candidate for city council.

Mayor Brian Hodson will seek re-election to his second two-year term as mayor.

Greg Parker will ask voters to return him to council and appointees Todd Rocha and Clint Coleman are seeking election to their first full four-year terms on council.

Coleman was appointed to fill out the remainder of the council term vacated when Hodson was elected mayor. Rocha was appointed to finish the term of Richard Ares who resigned.

The terms of councilors Tim Dale, Traci Hensley and Ken Rider expire Dec. 31, 2016.

Candidates for the open seats must be qualified electors and residents of the city for 12 months preceding the election.

Nominations must be by petition signed by no less than 50 voters. Candidate signature sheets must be approved by the city recorder before being circulated.

After collecting at least 50 signatures, candidates must submit signature sheets to Clackamas County Elections for verification.

The deadline for filing petition submission forms and verified signature sheets is 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.

Filing instructions and necessary forms are available from the city recorder or at

Call the city recorder at 503-266-0733 to schedule a time to go over the paperwork process.

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