Caucus time - Jan. 12, 2009

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The citywide caucuses are set to heat up the politics of this small city of Aledo next Monday night. The caucuses start at 7 p.m. in the city's four wards. There are five council seats up for election, including Ward 1's seat currently held by Chris Hagloch, Ward 2's two seats, held by Marc Dicklin and Doyce Hiscocls, Ward 3's seat held by Mike Frye and Ward 4's seat held by Dale Jones.

Marc Dicklin has already said he is not seeking to remain on the council. He was appointed to fill the term of Don Zook, who resigned last August. That seat will be a two-year position. All remaining alderman seats are for four- year terms.

Caucuses to choose alderman candidates for the April 7, 2009 election will be held at the following locations:

Ward 1 Aledo Fire Station, Democratic party (east room); Citizen's party (west room)

Ward 2 Mercer County Courthouse, Democratic party (Mercer County Board room), Citizen's Party (courthouse basement)

Ward 3 Apollo Elementary, Democratic party (cafeteria), Citizen's party (library)

Ward 4 Mercer County Senior Citizen's Center, Democratic party (west room), Citizen's party (dining room).

The citywide caucus for the mayor, city clerk and treasurer will be held at 8 p.m. with the Citizen's party meeting at the Senior Center and the Democratic Party meeting at the Mercer County Courthouse in the board room.