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New councilman appointed, early voting begins Friday 13th in uncontested Logan city election

Updated: Jan 11, 2023


Brandon Picklesimer sworn-in by city attorney Kendell Partlow during the December thirteenth City Council meeting. Mr. Picklesimer's daughter Lila assisted with the investiture ceremony. PHOTO | CIty Manager Amber Belcher


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LOGAN As 2022 came to a close, the City Council in Logan had been short a councilman for nearly a year. The council unanimously selected a new councilman during the final meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 13.


Brandon “BJ” Picklesimer was unanimously approved by the council members to finish the term of deceased Councilman Howard Jemerison.


Jemerison died January eleventh last year. Jemerison himself was originally appointed to the council in 2013 following a resignation and elected two more times over the years.


The 38-year-old Picklesimer previously served on the city’s sanitation board before the appointment.


“I’ve been fortunate enough to serve the City of Logan as a member of its Sanitation Board for more than ten years,” Picklesimer said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work for the residents of Logan on its City Council.”


That work will extend past the term Jemerison was elected to in 2019. The city’s election this year will be uncontested for a second election cycle straight.


According to reporting by the Logan Banner’s Dylan Vidovich, a legal ad in the paper was published September 28. The filing period was between October eleventh and October 29.


No one filed to oppose council members and all the current council members and Mayor Nolletti will be uncontested.


Early voting will begin this week on Friday the thirteenth and last until Saturday, January 28 with the Primary Election on Tuesday, January 31. A General Election will be conducted this April.


Only one precinct will be open at City Hall on Dingess Street due to poor voter turnout in municipal elections.


Sixteen people voted in the city’s 2019 election.

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