City council likely to cancel election after no one challenges incumbents

Danville is unlikely to have a city council election in November after no one showed up to challenge incumbents Karen Stepper and Robert Storer, whose terms ended this year.

Since the two have decided to run again this year, the board will save Danville money it would otherwise spend in a Nov. 8 election and reappoint the pair for another term.

The deadline to apply was August 12. Putting a council race on this year’s ballot would cost Danville about $64,000 to $96,000.

The city council will likely void the election and reappoint Stepper and Storer at a special council meeting Tuesday morning. Danville still has the option of asking voters to officially endorse the pair on Election Day.

A staff report for Tuesday’s meeting said “It is common for cities to cancel elections when there are no more candidates than there are positions to elect.”

If Stepper and Storer are appointed Tuesday, as the staff recommends, they “will take office and serve exactly as if elected in a municipal election for the office,” the staff report said.

Danville City Council will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Municipal Hall, 201 Front Street in Danville.

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