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The city of Buckeye reports Deeanna French has filed a statement of interest to challenge incumbent Jeanine Guy (who also filed a statement of interest) for the Buckeye City Council District 2 seat.

In the August primary election, the mayor and council districts 1, 2 and 3 will be on the Buckeye ballot.

Michelle Hess, the incumbent, is the only person to file a statement of interest as the District 3 representative.

Incumbent Tony Youngker and challenger Tedy Burton filed statements of interest as the  District 1 representative.

The March 4 West Valley View incorrectly reported Burton filed a statement of interest for the mayor position. 

Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck told the West Valley View in December he was not running for reelection. 

As of Monday, Eric Orsborn, current Buckeye councilman of District 6 (his term ends 2022), was the only person to file a statement of interest for the Buckeye mayor position.

“Candidate Election Packets are available now, which include the Candidate Statement of Interest and all necessary forms and information to become an official candidate. The packets can be checked out and Statement of Interest filed by making an appointment with the city clerk,” said Summer Stewart, deputy city clerk.

For forms or more information, contact Lucinda Aja, Buckeye city clerk, at 623-349-6911 or  laja@buckeyeaz.gov, or Stewart at 623-349-6914 or sstewart@buckeyeaz.gov.

For the August primary elections, the candidate filing period is March 9 through April 6.

Candidates must collect signatures of support (which vary, according to city and district) when filing. Statements of interest must be filed with the city clerk before signatures are collected.

Voters in Avondale, Litchfield Park and Tolleson will also select city council members this year. Avondale and Tolleson voters will also choose a mayor.