Council has 30 days from the time of the vacancy to fill the seat, according to the city’s charter. Regardless of whether it 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.
Allen, Bangert, Burchett and Hicks all filed one-page applications for the seat before the April 12 deadline, city records show. Applicants must be residents of Moraine for a minimum of three years and a qualified elector of the city under its charter guidelines.
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Allen has lived in Moraine for 55 years, Bangert for 12 years, Burchett for 30 years and Hicks has been a lifetime resident of the city, records say. None of the four have ever run for Moraine council seats, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections’ website.
Only Burchett has served on any Moraine boards or commissions, according to city records. His application shows time on the city’s board of zoning appeals, as well as service on the records, charter review and planning commissions.
McGuire 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. Prior to council, he was on the board of zoning appeals for 10 years, eight of which he served as chairman.
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