The candidate field for the Cowley College Board of Trustees has expanded once more.

Local residents Darrin Green and Jonathan Hansen have both thrown their hats into the ring, joining two incumbents and two other citizens.

Both men work at downtown Arkansas City businesses — Green is the owner of Double Eagle Firearms and Pawn, while Hansen works as a pharmacist at Graves Drug.

Incumbents Ned Graham and Brian Sanderholm — as well as Michael Bergagnini, who also is seeking re-election as the mayor of Parkerfield, and former Cowley County commissioner Gary Wilson — filed prior to the end of last week.

The race for the USD 470 Board of Education has been expanded to four individuals who have filed for the three available seats — most recently, Tyler Yung and Lori Barnes joined Cowley College librarian Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez and Union State Bank market president Lance Niles in the race.

No incumbents are expected to file for re-election to the school board.

The race for the three available City Commission of Arkansas City seats has also seen an additional candidate file.

Pastor Richard Humphrey is joining the other five candidates — citizens Kanyon Gingher, Tim Perry and Milissa Robb; and incumbent commissioners Jay Warren and Karen Welch.

The filing deadline for all local races is noon June 1 in the Cowley County Clerk’s Office at the Cowley County Courthouse South Annex in Winfield.

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