Seven File for November Council Elections

Bryan Franklin

Ed Garrison

Paul Moscati

Bob Massa

Ernestine Middleton

Tom Utroska

BLYTHEWOOD – Seven residents have filed as candidates for three seats on Town Council as of noon on Friday, the deadline for filling according to Town Clerk Martha Weaver. Last to file was Bob Massa of Oakhurst subdivision, who is seeking a four-year term and Ernestine Middleton who lives in the Lake Stevens area and filed to run for a two-year term.

Others filing for four-year terms are Tom Utroska of Cobblestone Park, Bryan Franklin of Ashley Oaks and incumbents Ed Garrison and Paul Moscati, both of Lake Ashley. Bob Mangone of Cobblestone filed for a two-year term. All candidates must be residents within the Town of Blythewood.

Franklin has served as Mayor Pro Tempore in Whitakers, N.C. and currently serves as an Army Reserve Lt. Colonel in the Third US Army at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter.

Garrison, a realtor and developer is seeking a third term. He previously served on the Town’s Planning Commission.

Mangone is a member of the Town’s Architectural Review Board and is Chairman of the Town’s Athletic Fields Committee. He is a retired sales manager of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Massa has served as Chairman of the Planning Commission and is currently a member of the Town’s Board of Zoning Appeals. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is employed as the Director of Finance for another municipality.

Middleton is a member of the Planning Commission and was formerly employed for two years as vice president of administration of the Arkansas State Lottery before moving back to Blythewood two years ago.

Moscati, a project manager for a construction firm, has largely overseen the construction of the town park. He is seeking a third term.

Utroska has served as Chairman of the Planning Commission and is retired.

The non-partisan election is for Tuesday, Nov. 5.