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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Two Tekoa races: Ex-mayor Jaeger files for council


May 23, 2019

John Jaeger, who resigned last October after 11 years in office as Tekoa's mayor, filed to run for city council.

He will vie for position no. 3, held by Bethany Fletcher, who also filed for election to the nonpartisan office. Fletcher was appointed last fall to fill the seat of Jason Fletcher, who resigned.

Jaeger was elected to his third term as Tekoa mayor in 2016 and was never opposed. He previously served on the town council for one year.

After Jaeger's resignation as mayor, Councilman Troy Wilson took over as mayor pro-tem and was later appointed mayor by the council. Wilson filed May...

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