Election time is months away, but several New Baltimore residents are already preparing for the race.
The 2013 candidates will make it official when they submit files for candidacy by 4 p.m. May 14. But, some who are interested in running have pulled petitions this winter.
According to the city, they are:
- Incumbent Larry Smith
- Challenger and current Councilman John Dupray
- Incumbent Marcella (Marcia) Shinska
- Incumbent Jeanne Bade
(4 open seats)
- Incumbent Susan Burkhardt
- Incumbent Karl Rutledge
- Incumbent Jeffrey Christie
- Scott Shekoski
- Frank Krause
Although Christie announced plans to resign amid a heated council meeting earlier this week, he had not officially done so by Friday morning, according to the city.
The primary election is Aug. 6 (if there are at least nine candidates for council) and the general election is Nov. 5.
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