Thursday is the deadline for Moraine residents seeking to apply for the seat formerly held by Jim McGuire. FILE PHOTO

Deadline nears, special election looms to replace Moraine councilman

Moraine is accepting applicants to fill the city council seat formerly held by Jim McGuire.

Applicants have until noon Thursday to file paperwork for the at-large council seat McGuire held for nearly a decade until his March 26 death at age 72.

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Applicants must be residents of Moraine for a minimum of three years and a qualified elector of the city under its charter guidelines.

Moraine City Council has 30 days to fill the vacancy, according to the city’s charter. Regardless of whether appoints a successor or not, according to the city, a special election will be held in November to fill the unexpired term, which was on the ballot in 2017.

McGuire, a three-term councilman, was elected to an at-large council seat in 2009, according to the elections board. He ran unopposed in re-election bids in 2013 and last year.