Municipal elections on the horizon

Published: Monday, December 3, 2012 at 04:11 PM.

Lux said he finds it interesting that local elections often generate low interest.

“I always tell people these local municipal races — your county commission and school board races — these are the people who have their hand on your wallet,” he said. “Much more so than the people in Washington do. … People should be turning out in droves for the local races.”

In Niceville, voters will elect a City Council member to replace Bill Smith, who resigned to run for the Okaloosa County Commission. Smith left the council Nov. 20, City Clerk Dan Doucet said.

“We haven’t had many inquiries,” he said of he open seat. “I’ve got 10 packets ready, but you never know.”

Smith’s term ends July 13.

Qualifying for the Niceville election is from noon Tuesday to noon Friday.

In the March 12 election, Fort Walton Beach voters will elect a mayor and four City Council members.

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