Two Jonesboro City Council members not seeking re-election
Another Jonesboro City Council member says he's not running for re-election this year as the non-partisan municipal election filling period gets underway across Arkansas.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that Charles Frierson of Ward 1 said he's not seeking a fourth term serving the position 1 seat on the council. In June, council member Bobby Long said he was not running for re-election for the Ward 6, position 1 seat after saying his family was moving to Oregon.
Jonesboro voters in May approved an ordinance that allows the position 1 seat on the council to be elected by only the people living in that ward. All six position 1 seats expire this December.
The filling period for municipal elections and school board positions go through August 10 at noon.