Ward 6 Representation – Next Steps

Kathy Swan, City Council Ward 6 representative, was recently elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. Swan’s dedication to public service will now benefit both Cape Girardeau and the state of Missouri.

The City Council will need to appoint temporary representation to Swan’s Ward, followed by an election in April 2013.

  • Dec. 3 – Council to adopt resolution setting April election date
  • Dec. 18 – Jan. 15 – Filing to run for Ward 6 Representative (Election in April)
  • Jan. 7, 2013 – Kathy Swan’s last scheduled Council meeting
  • March 11, 2013 – Deadline for Council to have discussed and announced replacement Ward 6 Representative
  • April 2, 2013 – General or Primary Election for Ward 6 Council Representative (Primary if 3 or more candidates – General if only 1 or 2 candidates file)
  • Aug. 6, 2013 – General Election for Ward 6 Council Representative (if primary held in April)

Candidates for Ward 6 representative must be a resident of the ward for 90 days prior to Jan. 9, 2013.