Ada City Councilman Bryan Morris and Ada resident Scott Sweeney will square off in the 2019 race for the Ward 1 seat on the council.

Morris and Sweeney filed their declarations of candidacy for the council earlier this week. The two will face off in the Feb. 12, 2019, primary election, which will decide which candidate claims the seat.

Incumbent Councilman Randy McFarlin and Mayor Tre’ Landrum, both of whom are seeking another term on the council, are unopposed. McFarlin represents Ward 3 on the council, while Landrum holds the at-large position.

Here is a complete list of candidates for the Ada City Council and school boards in Pontotoc County. 

The schools and city council offices that had only one person filing will have no one appear on a ballot. Those people are unopposed and automatically elected.

Ada City Council

Ward 1

Bryan W. Morris, incumbent

Scott Sweeney

Ward 3

Randy McFarlin, incumbent

At large

Tre’ Landrum, incumbent

Boards of Education

Ada Board of Education

Russ Gurley, incumbent

Allen SD

Kelly Hurt

Asher SD

Trent Boles, incumbent

Jacob Leba

Byng SD

Stanley Sawyers, incumbent

Latta SD

Tamara Gerhart

Michael McElroy, incumbent

Darrell K Monroe

Quinton Scott

Donna L. Iti Tupa

Roff SD

Keith Huneycutt, incumbent

Stonewall SD

Donald W. James, incumbent

Vanoss SD

Dena Anderson, incumbent

Pontotoc Technology Center

Barry Whitworth, incumbent

The race for the Latta school board will take place as the board’s primary election on Feb. 12. If no one gets 50 percent plus 1 vote, there will be a runoff on the April 2 board of education general election between the two receiving the most votes. 

Since there are only two candidates, the Asher Board of Education race will be held on April 2 as the board’s general election.

Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.