All three Sand Springs City Councilmen up for reelection filed declarations of candidacy for their seats this week. Ward Five Councilman Beau Wilson, 34, filed unopposed, as did At-Large Councilman Jim Spoon, 65. Ward Six Councilman Brian Jackson, 34, was the lone incumbent to draw a competitor.
Harold Neal, 65, previously represented Ward Five and was first elected in 2003, unseating incumbent Berta Holmes. He served four terms from 2003 to 2015 and did not seek reelection to a fifth, clearing the way for current Vice Mayor Wilson. Jackson was elected in 2009 after unseating incumbent Kim Lee-Tilley. Both candidates have previously served as Vice Mayor.
The election will be held in March, with the winner taking office in May. City Council elections are nonpartisan and citizens may only vote in elections for their ward.
Church That Matters Head Pastor Rusty Gunn, 40, filed unopposed for the Sand Springs Board of Education Office No. 3. He is the incumbent Board President