Three candidates for two open council seats in Clarkdale

Vice Mayor Jerry Wiley calling it quits

Long-time Clarkdale council member and vice mayor Jerry Wiley will not seek re-election.

Long-time Clarkdale council member and vice mayor Jerry Wiley will not seek re-election.

CLARKDALE - Councilman Curtiss Bohall is the only incumbent to seek re-election during the town's 2010 election. Vice Mayor Jerry Wiley decided not to run for re-election to the council.

The seats held by Bohall and Wiley are both open for the coming election in 2010. Both seats are four-year terms.

Two challengers have entered the council race with Bohall.

Ellie Bauer, a longtime Clarkdale resident and business owner, has served on the council and as vice mayor from 2000 to 2004. She said the town faces a whole host of problems and concerns. "I think, essentially, I'll bring another voice to the council," Bauer said.

William Regner moved to Clarkdale in 2007, and he has served as vice chairman of the Planning Commission for two years. Regner also serves on the board of the Yavapai College Foundation, Verde Valley Chapter.

A mind/body therapist and life coach, Regner said Clarkdale is unique with all of its history, and it's small-town feel. "I just really love living in Clarkdale," he said.

Incumbent Bohall was elected to the council in 2006, and he has lived in Clarkdale since 1992. He retired from the Navy and then went to work for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and later with the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation.

Vice Mayor Wiley said that he and his wife, Pat, intend to do some traveling. He was elected in 2006 and previously served on the council from 1992 to 1996, and as mayor from 1994 to 1996.

The election will be Vote by Mail only. The primary will be March 9, and the general election will be May 18.

The Alternative Expenditure Option, commonly known as the Home Rule Option, also will be on the ballot. No other questions or propositions will be on the ballot.

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