Former Mayor Meeks Picks Up Petition To Run For City Commissioner

A former Mt. Carmel mayor has taken out a petition to run for city commissioner in next April’s election. Tom Meeks joins the field of potential candidates that have taken out petitions since they became available last month. Meeks served as mayor from 2003 from 2011 when he was defeated by current mayor Bill Hudson.

Meeks joins Justin Dulgar, Eric Ikemire, and Donnie Banks as the others who have picked up petitions for commissioner.

One wild card continues to be commissioner Rod Rodriguez and whether or not he will seek re-election. Rodriguez told us yesterday that while he is leaning toward running for re-election run, he hasn’t made up his mind and should announce a decision in the next couple of weeks.

So far, Hudson and finance commissioner Joe Judge continue to be the only two people who have taken out petitions to run for mayor in the April 2nd election. The filing period for petitions is December 10th through 17th. Petitions can be picked up City Hall.

 WSJD File Photo: 2011-Mayor Tom Meeks shakes hands with Mayor-elect Bill Hudson at Meeks’ last meeting as mayor.

WSJD File Photo: 2011-Mayor Tom Meeks shakes hands with Mayor-elect Bill Hudson at Meeks’ last meeting as mayor.