This Thursday is your last chance to jump into Hancock town races

by Geoff Fox

If you are planning on running for office in Hancock, time is running out as the deadline to file your registration for candidacy in the municipal election is this Thursday, February 16, by 3:30 p.m.

Any resident within the corporate limits of the Town of Hancock is eligible to run for town council or mayor. However, a person can only file for nomination for one public office or hold more than one public office at any time.

Town residents will be voting for two council seats — currently held by Roland Lanehart, Jr. and Josh McCusker — and for town mayor. That office is currently held by Tim Smith.

Council members are elected for a four-year term and Hancock’s mayor is elected for a two-year term.

Who’s running?

Candidate filing began in January.

Hancock town officials have said they will not disclose to The Hancock News who has already filed to run for town office.

Officials said they wouldn’t release that information until after the deadline to file had passed.

The Hancock municipal election will be held Monday, April 17, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center.