Write-in candidates looking to fill 3rd Ward seat on Morgantown Council

MORGANTOWN — A write-in candidate could win a seat on Morgantown City Council thanks to a unique situation in the 3rd Ward race.
Sitting councilor Ryan Wallace announced late last month that he did not intend to serve another term as he and his family are moving once the current term of council ends.
Even so, Wallace is unopposed in the April 30 election and was not able to remove his name from the ballot so close to Election Day.
If Wallace wins, he’ll be forced to resign the seat, which would then be filled through appointment by a majority of the other six council members.
In an effort to avoid this, Wallace has endorsed Richard Dumas, who along with Zack Cruze have thrown their names in the running as write-in candidates.
Write-in candidates have until the end of the day today to register ahead of early voting, which begins  tomorrow.
The Dominion Post reached out to Cruze and Dumas to get their thoughts on some of the noteworthy issues coming up on council’s docket.

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