The City of Topeka sent out a release Monday saying it is now accepting applications to fill the vacancy in Council District No. 2, created by the resignation of Council member John Campos II.
The governing body will appoint a qualified elector who resides in District 2 to fill the position until the April 2015 election. At that time, the voters in District 2 will elect a representative to serve a four-year term.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a qualified elector of the City of Topeka, and reside within the boundaries of Council District No. 2 at the time of applying and thereafter for the duration of the term.
Applicants must submit with the application a fee in the amount of $50 payable to the City of Topeka, or a petition signed by 50 qualified electors of District 2.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., June 2, 2014. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk, 215 S.E. 7th Street, Room 166, Topeka, Kansas, 66603.
The governing body will interview each applicant at the next regular council meeting following the application deadline, unless an alternative date and/or time is established by the City Council. At least one day prior to interview date, the Mayor and Councilmembers may each submit one question to be asked of all applicants during the interviews. Interviews will be conducted in the order applications are received. More information can be found in the attached “vacancy procedures” document.
To access the application form CLICK HERE.