Races are now set for the May primary election after the signup period ended Friday.
Mayor Chris McBarnes will be challenged by Frankfort City Councilman Lewis Wheeler for the mayor’s position. McBarnes will be seeking a third term as mayor, while Wheeler currently represents District 3 on the city council.
Here is how the other races for Frankfort City Council shape up: incumbent Clarence Warthan faces challenger Gena Carson in District 1; incumbent Joe Palmer is unopposed in District 2; newcomers Michael Brite and Cory Boyles square off in District 3; incumbent Steve Beardsley is unopposed in District 4; incumbent David Hussey faces challenger Brandt Fuller in District 5; while incumbent Eric Woods, along with challengers Isac Chavez, J.J. Tate and Megan Sheets vie for the two at-large positions. Longtime city councilman Jim Moyer elected not to file for re-election.
Incumbent Judy Sheets has filed to run as Clerk-Treasurer and incumbent Matt Beardsley has filed to run for City Judge.
Eleven people have filed to run for the Colfax Town Board. They are Republicans Regina Piper (Clerk Treasurer), Marty Stevens (Town Board), S.V. Scott (Town Board), Mike Brothers (Town Board), Gavin Jones (Town Board), Julie Lewellen (Town Board) and Patricia Coy (Town Board) along with Democrats Dana Northern (Town Board), Madeline Sanders (Town Board), Brian Boksa (Town Board) and Katelyn Allen (Town Board).
Republican Brent Stetler filed to run for Town Council in Kirklin.
The May primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 7.