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Wewahitchka sets 2023 election dates

The City of Wewahitchka’s Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, August 15 

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. CDT.

Registration books are now open at the office of John Hanlon, Gulf County supervisor of elections, and will remain open through Monday, July 17 at midnight.

Only voters registered in the city will be eligible to vote in the election.

Candidate qualifying begins Monday, June 5 at noon CDT and ends on Monday, June 12 at noon. 

The office of mayor will be up for election.

This seat is currently held by Mayor Philip Gaskin.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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