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Six Candidates So Far for FM Vacancy

Apr 29, 2012

The field of candidates for a vacant seat on the Fort Madison City Council continues to grow.

The opening was created by the resignation of Alderman At-Large Brad Randolph upon his appointment as Mayor.  He replaced Steve Ireland, who passed away last month.

Six men have applied for the position, including two former aldermen.



Former alderman Neil Boeding feels his experience on the city council would be a value as the panel continues to move the city in what he describes as a “positive direction.”

Former Lee County Sheriff Buck Jones says after serving the county for years, he is ready to serve the residents of Fort Madison.

Michael Killoren says as a retired, full-time resident and property owner, he can devote the time and experience to the council.

Former alderman Mike Pulis says he would continue the work of the council if he returns.

Local business owner and pastor Thomas Schulz cites his desire to serve, pointing to his experience with multiple boards, commissions and organizations.

Correctional Officer Keith Upton says his priorities would include bringing in new jobs and retaining current positions.



The city council will interview the candidates prior to Tuesday night’s meeting.  That process is expected to begin at 6:00 P.M.

The appointment of a new alderman at-large is at the top of the agenda.