Think you have what it takes to become a New Port Richey city council member?
Your chance to prove it is almost here.
New Port Richey is holding city council elections April 9. During the elections, voters in the city limits will have the opportunity to elect two people to the council. The qualifying period to run for one of the two open council seat opens February 12 at noon and closes February 19 at noon.
To qualify as a candidate, someone must be a duly registered voter and have lived within the city limits for at least six months prior to the election.
Qualifying paperwork for the city election can now be picked up from City Clerk Doreen Summers. Her office is at City Hall, 5919 Main St, New Port Richey.
Completed paperwork must be submitted to the city clerk by the close of the qualifying period, which is Feb. 19 at noon.
City council members are elected to a three-year term.
The seats open for election are currently held by incumbent council members whose three year-terms end this April. Those council members are Deputy Mayor Rob Marlowe and Councilman Bob Langford.
For more information on qualifying, contact Doree Summers at 727-853-1024.
For more on elections rules, see the Pasco Supervisor of Elections Website.