City of Enid

ENID, Okla. Five men have filed for the vacant Ward 6 seat on Enid City Commission.

Commissioners hope to make an appointment at Tuesday regular meeting. The deadline to file was 5 p.m. Thursday.

Filing were Jack E. "Pappy" Beam III, David M. Mason, Roy Schneider, Michael "Mike" Stuber and Ron Sunderland.

The candidate chosen will fill the unexpired term of former commissioner George Pankonin, who was elected mayor and assumed that office May 7. The new Ward 6 commissioner will serve until May 2021.

Beam served as program manager for simulators/academics at Vance Air Force Base from 1995 to 2010. He also served in the Air Force.

"I hope to help the board in any way possible and to enhance the living and working conditions for the people of Enid," Beam said.

Mason worked in the insurance business before retiring two years ago and currently serves on Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

"I have always felt very strongly about community service," he said. "A city can only be as strong and progressive as its citizens."

Schneider is a retired minister and former Garfield County Election Board secretary.

"I am particularly excited about the many great things happening in Enid and would like to play a part in keeping this positive momentum moving forward," he said.

Stuber owns Stuber Insurance Agency and served as Ward 2 commissioner 2011-14.

"I have a great desire to serve my community and believe my skill and abilities along with my recent experience put me in a prime position to serve my community further," he said.

Sunderland is a principal at Cimarron Public Schools.

"I believe in the vision of the city and want to continue and improve the advancements we have accomplished," he said. "Obviously, the water line project from Kaw Lake is at the forefront."

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