KERMIT – The town of Kermit will hold its municipal election next Tuesday, June 14 with five council seats up for grabs.
Current mayor Charles Sparks is running unopposed. Sparks, a former councilman, was appointed mayor after the death of longtime mayor Johnny Linville.
Four incumbents are seeking reelection to remain on the northern Mingo County town’s council. They are Tammy Preece Hodge, Tommy “Tomahawk” Preece, Anna Mae Sartin Wellman and Peggy L. Moore.
Three newcomers have thrown their hats into the ring. They are J.W. Endicott, M.D., Johnny Maynard and Megan Chambers.
There will be plenty of time for citizens of Kermit to vote on Tuesday. The polls open at 6:30 a.m. and don’t close until 7:30 p.m., according to town clerk Rhonda Muncy. The only voting precinct will be at city hall.
Like most small towns in Appalachia, Kermit is facing financial difficulties. Town officials are hoping for a good turnout for the election.
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Civitas Media Mountain District including the Williamson Daily News and Logan Banner. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)