FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora — The race for mayor will be crowded in November, as six people filed petitions to run for the post by the Aug. 22 deadline, while three of four City Council seats also will be contended. The petitions will be certified by the Board of Elections at a special meeting.
If nothing is found wrong with their petitions, the field for mayor in the nonpartisan election will include Councilman John Kudley, Councilwoman Ann Womer Benjamin and community members Mark Demyan, Delbert Dunbar, John Monroe and Tom Plunkett.
Four candidates have filed petitions for one Council-at-Large seat. They are incumbent Joe Kastelic, former Councilwoman Amy McDougald, former mayor Lynn McGill and Scott Wolf.
Filing for the three ward seats that are up grabs are: incumbent Jim Vaca and Richard Duncan in Ward 1, Reva Barner in Ward 3 and incumbent Kathi Grandillo and Jim Tasker in Ward 5. Ward 3 Councilman Carl Rausch announced recently that he wouldn’t run for re-election.
For more details, read the Advocate's Aug. 28 edition.