Six candidates for City Commission; mayor running unopposed
The filing deadline for city races closed 5 p.m. June 17 and there are six candidates for City Commission. meaning no primary election.
The general election is Nov. 5
The six candidates are: Tracy Houck (incumbent); Terry Thompson; Kim Rodriguez; Jasmine Taylor; Bruce Pollington; and Rick Tryon.
Commissioner Bill Bronson’s term is up this year and he has opted not to seek another term.
Mayor Bob Kelly is running unopposed.
Judge Steve Bolstad is also unopposed as he seeks another term as municipal judge.
None of those races have enough candidates to trigger a primary.
The write-in deadline is Aug. 1 and if no one files as a write-in, those races could potentially be canceled, according to the county elections office.
A primary would cost the city an estimated $45,000, according to the county elections office.
As of December, there are 36,339 active and inactive voters on the rolls for city elections. Of those, 30,952 are active and of those 25,097 are absentee, according to the elections office.
The city election will be a mail-only ballot.
All 45 neighborhood council positions are also up for election this year.
There are five members for each of the nine councils and only one had more candidates file than there are seats.
The filings per council are:
- Neighborhood Council 1: 5
- Neighborhood Council 2: 2
- Neighborhood Council 3: 5
- Neighborhood Council 4: 7
- Neighborhood Council 5: 5
- Neighborhood Council 6: 2
- Neighborhood Council 7: 5
- Neighborhood Council 8: 4
- Neighborhood Council 9: 3
Houck posts intent to seek relection, has not filed paperwork
Few filings so far in city election
Bronson will not seek reelection for City Commission; Kelly will seek reelection as mayor; Houck undecided
Three city seats up for election in 2019