McCulloh to run for City Commission

By The Mercury

County commissioner Karen McCulloh confirmed Tuesday that she will seek a second term on the Manhattan City Commission, becoming the fourth declared candidate for the race.

McCulloh, who told the Mercury last week she was considering another city run, told KMAN Tuesday she had decided to file.

“A lot of very nice friends have talked to me for quite awhile and I said ‘yes’ ” McCulloh said.

McCulloh next week completes a term on the county governing body on which she also served from 1993 to 1997. She served from 1997 to 2001 on the City Commission, including a term as mayor.

On the county commission, she has been an advocate for several issues that have strained city-county relationships, including the shape of a Metropolitan Planning Organization and funding for an area mass transit service. She said if she wins election to the city body she hopes to get the two entities to work together more.

McCulloh joins incumbent Rich Jankovich along with John Ball and Daniel Hogan as declared candidates in the race.  Three seats, those of Jankovich, Jim Sherow and Loren Pepperd, will be filled in the April balloting.

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