(Publisher’s note: Please note that the deadline to file petitions for City Council is 4 p.m. on Aug.13. The information has been corrected in this story. )
And now there are seven candidates who have filed paperwork for the Nov. 5 Chelsea City Council election.
The three new people to toss their hats in the ring are current Council Members Dustin Suntheimer and Marcia Parker and Jane Pacheco.
Suntheimer and Parker have filed for 4-year terms and Pacheco for a 2-year term
At this point, current Mayor Jason Lindauer has no opposition for the mayor’s seat.
There are four candidates filed for the three 4-year terms: Suntheimer, Parker, current Council Member Cheri Albertson and current Planning Commissioner Melissa Johnson.
To date, there are two candidates running for the 2-year terms – Pacheco and Susan Moore.
However, it’s expected that current Council Member Frank Hammer will file for a 2-year seat.
Current Council Member Ann Feeney has said she does not plan to run for re-election and Council Member Rod Anderson is the lone member not up for re-election.
Interested candidates have until 4 p.m. on Aug. 13 to file an Affidavit of Identity and signed petition.
There are three 4-year terms, and two 2-year seats as well as the mayor’s seat up for election in November. If you plan to run for office, you must specify which seat you plan to seek.
Or, you may also pick up these forms at the city offices during regular business hours.