Tahlequah Daily Press

November 30, 2012

Candidacy announcement deadline looms


TAHLEQUAH — Filing will be held Dec. 3-5 for school board candidates in all districts in Cherokee County, and while we haven’t heard many rumblings about who will be running, we expect several folks will come out of the woodwork.

All 10 public schools in Cherokee County will have at least one office up for grabs. Other posts that may garner votes from local residents are at schools like Indian Capital Technology Center.

The Daily Press, as is customary, will allow candidates to submit announcements. Due to the potentially high number of candidates in these races, we cannot promise front-page exposure, nor can we honor requests for specific editions of the paper. However, we will publish all announcements we receive in our office by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

All announcements should be typed as complete news releases; we will not compile them ourselves. A release can be dropped by our office at 106 W. Second, with a photo of the candidate, or emailed to news@tahlequahdailypress.com, with a jpeg (.JPG) photo attached. Those who email should call our copy editor, Kolby Paxton, to confirm receipt.

For specific details on how to compile an announcement, see http://tinyurl.com /bpcvjl6.

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