Three council terms, mayor's post on the ballot in Mt. Pleasant
Brant Knudsen, Mt. Pleasant, has announced his candidacy for the Ward IV seat on the Mt. Pleasant City Council. The seat is one of three council posts up for re-election in November.
Knudsen, a 2006 Mt. Pleasant High School graduate, is media director at the Faith Christian Outreach Center (FCOC) and also owns Insights Tacticle, a gun range just outside Mt. Pleasant.
Stan Curtis currently is the Ward IV councilman and has said he will not seek re-election.
“The seat is open and I want to bring a younger and different voice to the council,” Knudsen stated as his reasoning for seeking the seat.
He said he has been considering seeking the council seat for the past three months.
“I am excited to run for city council of Mt. Pleasant,” Knudsen said. “I believe in continuing to make Mt. Pleasant a wonderful city in which to live and represent my neighbors in Ward IV.”
He and his wife, Bethany, have no children. Knudsen completed Domata School of Ministry in Tulsa, Okla., in 2007. He is a member of the Mt. Pleasant Noon Rotary Club and volunteers for the Fellowship Cup and at Old Threshers. Knudsen received his pilot’s license in 2008.
Knudsen filed his nomination papers yesterday (Mon.), according to Mt. Pleasant City Clerk Florence Olomon. Alan Huisinga of Mt. Pleasant also filed nomination papers for the Ward IV chair.
The terms of Mayor Steve Brimhall, Councilman-at-large Terry McWilliams and Ward II Councilwoman Deb Savage expire Dec. 31 as well. Brimhall and McWilliams have stated their intentions to seek re-election and Savage took out nomination papers as well, Olomon said.
Council nomination papers must be picked up from Olomon and filed with her by 5 p.m. Sept. 19 to ensure a place on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election.