Bangs, Szabo seek seat Burrage vacated, Nutting wants new term, Beck alone

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by Jack Mayne

Two candidates have filed for the position vacated when former Councilmember Jeanette Burrage resigned last month. The candidates are Luisa Bangs and Alexander Szabo.

Bangs had earlier told The Waterland Blog that she would campaign for both the short term completing Burrage’s term, and then for the full, four-year term.

“I have lived in Des Moines for 15 years and just celebrated my 30th anniversary working at Sea-Tac Airport for the Port of Seattle, in many leadership positions,” she told the Blog in April. “The past four years I served on the Des Moines Arts Commission, working to bring and sustain art and music to our city.

“I have decided to run for a seat on the council because I believe I can make a significant impact in our community. There is great potential in our community and I believe we need to keep the city moving forward supporting responsible economic development, strengthening public safety and improving our schools for future generations.”

Filing to oppose Bangs was Alexander Szabo, a member of the city’s Human Services Advisory Board.

Incumbent Councilmember Jeremy Nutting is seeking reelection to Council Position 4. No one filed to oppose him.

In the spot being vacated by 20-year incumbent Bob Sheckler, a candidate who has sought the position before, Robbie Back, has declared his candidacy.

Also on the ballot will be newly appointed Superior Court Judge Veronica A. Galvan, seeking to fill an unexpired one-year term. Galvan was for many years the district court judge in Des Moines.


3 Responses to “Bangs, Szabo seek seat Burrage vacated, Nutting wants new term, Beck alone”
  1. Pat Nardo says:

    Perhaps I have misunderstood here; is Veronica galvan running for city council? If so, we are all for tit!

    • Jim Flannery says:

      It WOULD be nice to see more competition for these positions! If any candidate would show opposition to both the building of the proposed Woodmont Rehab Center, and establishing the new building height downtown, I would lend much more support than just a vote.

  2. Pat Nardo says:

    Has Jeremy Praven decided not to seek Pos 6, I wonder/ It would be good to see some competition. We certainly need a new face in that position, new ideas, and younger too.

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