01/20/15 4:40 p.m.
The picture of what the May primary elections will look like is getting a little clearer. As of Tuesday, there are petitions taken out for all of the city council positions.
At this point, only two races are contested. Incumbent Jim Niemeyer will be running against Christina Muryn for the sixth ward city council seat. And for the three at-large council seats there are six candidates: incumbents Grant Russel, Tom Shindledecker and Anne Spence. Also running for at-large seats are Jeff Wobser, Mary Harshfield and Tim Murphy.
There is also a petition taken out for Findlay mayor by Jeffery Simon. Current Mayor Lydia Mihalik will also be running for re-election.
City Auditor Jim Staschiak and municipal court Judge Jonathan Starn are also circulating petitions to run for re-election.
The deadline to file to run in the May primary is February 4.
Petitions taken out by (incumbents in bold):
Council President: Jim Slough (R)
First Ward: Melissa Kritzell (D)
Second: Randy Van Dyne (R)
Third: Ron Monday (R)
Fourth: Thomas Klein (R)
Fifth: John Harrington (R)
Sixth: Jim Niemeyer (R), Christina Muryn (R),
Seventh: Tim Watson (R)
At-Large (three available): Grant Russel (R), Tom Shindledecker (R), Anne Spence (R), Jeff Wobser (R), Mary Harshfield (D), Tim Murphy (Ind.)
Mayor: Lydia Mihalik (R), Jeffery Simon (Ind.)
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