Mayor Manchester announces intent to run for reelection

By Sarah Mansheim

Both Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs have announced their upcoming municipal elections to be held this summer on Tuesday, June 9.

Lewisburg will elect its mayor and two council members, and White Sulphur Springs will elect its mayor, city recorder and five council members.

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester accepted the Citizens Party’s nomination to run for mayor again during a meeting Tuesday evening. Manchester has served almost three four-year terms, and said he was honored to run “one more time.”

“It has been my honor to work with qualified, focused, intelligent and committed people on this council,” the mayor said as he accepted his party’s nomination. “We don’t always agree, but we agree to disagree. Our focus is on the purity of making the city a better place to be.”

If reelected, Manchester says he hopes to bring a new water plant and fire station to Lewisburg, as well as enhancing the municipality’s walkability over the next term. He ran unopposed during the last two elections.

Also nominated for reelection by the Citizens Party were council members Joseph Lutz and Beverly White.

No one else has filed to run for council or mayor of Lewisburg, but candidates may file until March 17.

There is a smaller filing window in White Sulphur Springs. Candidates may file at White Sulphur Springs City Hall between January 12 and 31. The mayor, recorder and five council seats are open for election.

Officials at city hall said they did not know who is running for the upcoming term of office.


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