News Release 01/21

January 25, 2021

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2021 General Election: Council Election – 2 Seats, 4 Candidates


Marceline, MO - Candidate filing for the Marceline City Council closed at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  The General Election for the City of Marceline will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  This year, two (2) Councilmembers will be elected at large to serve a three (3) year term.  Currently, the seats are held by Councilwoman Sallie Buck and Councilman Tyson Brammer.  The candidates vying for the open seats include candidates Sallie Buck (incumbent), Perry Wiggins, Tracy Carlson and Jeffrey Gulley.  Once the candidates are elected to the open Council seats, those persons will be sworn in on the Monday following the election, April 12, 2021. 

The following are brief candidate biographies submitted to the City:

  • Incumbent Candidate Sallie Buck is a life-long resident of the area and will be running for her third three-year term on the council.  During the six years Sallie has been a council member, she has earned the Certified Municipal Official certification from the Missouri Municipal League (MML) and has served as Mayor of Marceline for the last two years.  Sallie is an active member of Marceline Rotary, among other civic organizations, and has been employed with Walsworth Publishing for nearly 48 years.


  • Candidate Perry Wiggins came to Marceline in 1968 after graduation from New Cambria High School.  He graduated from Molar Barber College and went to work in Marceline in early 1968 where he has resided ever since.  Perry is currently retired from barbering and is working his rental business in town.   Perry is married to Mary Wiggins who is the manager of Prenger Foods.  Perry and Mary have been married for 51 years and have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.   Perry has previously served six years as a Marceline City Councilman with knowledge of City operations.  Perry has plenty of time devote to the Council and will be available to listen to any concerns of the citizens of the City and is looking forward to serve all.


  • Candidate Tracy Carlson is a 1993 graduate of Marceline High School.  Tracy earned a degree in Political Science from Missouri Western State University and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2000.  Tracy returned to Marceline in 2001 to establish a law practice.  Tracy served Linn County as Prosecuting Attorney from 2003-2018 and he currently continues to engage in private law practice in Marceline.  Tracy currently serves on the Marceline Planning & Zoning Board as well as the Marceline Historic Preservation Board.  Tracy also serves as Treasurer of the 9th Judicial Circuit Bar Association and is a member of the Local Government Law Committee to the Missouri Bar.  Tracy is a member of the Par Baptist Church and is married to Cathy (Enyeart) Carlson, who is employed as a High School Guidance Counselor.  Tracy is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Marceline community and strives to pursue the best interest of Marceline.


  • Candidate Jeffrey Gulley was born and raised in Marceline and a graduate of Marceline R-V. Jeffrey and his family are members of this community.  Jeffrey is a former Police Officer for the City of Marceline but is still dedicated to the citizens he used to protect and serve.  Jeffrey is looking forward to serving his community in a different but equally important capacity as a Councilman.

Individuals wishing to be registered to vote for the upcoming election in April can do so by filing with their County Clerk by March 10, 2021. 


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Media contact information:

Richard Hoon

City Manager

Phone:  (660) 376-3528