By Mark Wineka
Theyre all in.
Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz, who a week ago wasnt sure about her plans for seeking re-election, said Tuesday she will be a candidate this November.
Meanwhile, Mayor Pro Tem Paul Woodson confirmed Tuesday his intentions for running again. Earlier, he had told the Post he was a probably.
Its great being on the council, Woodson said Tuesday, and I think the city is not just getting ready to boom but is starting to boom already … so I would like to serve again.
Councilman Bill Burgin also confirmed Tuesday he will run for a sixth consecutive term. He joins Councilmen William Pete Kennedy and Mark Lewis, who said last week they would definitely seek reelection.
That means all five incumbents expect to be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The filing period for council candidates runs from noon July 6 to noon July 20.
Kluttz, Woodson and Burgin all were elected for the first time in 1997.
Kennedy will be seeking his eighth term and is tied now as the second-longest-serving councilman in Salisbury history. Kluttz already is the longest-serving mayor.
Lewis will be seeking his third term.
Salisbury elects five City Council members at large every two years. The elected council members choose a mayor and mayor pro tem among themselves at their first meeting.
Kluttz has received many comments from a previous story that mentioned she had yet to make a decision about the 2007 election. Conversations with her husband and her deep involvement in many city-related matters were among the factors leading her to want to be a candidate again, she said.
By Mark Wineka