As the November elections draw near, city residents can expect a deluge of campaign signs and slogans.

All but one of the city council races is contested.

Qualifying for the Nov. 5 elections ended on Aug. 30.

City Councilman John Paulson, District 1, is unopposed.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is District 6. Current Incumbent Karen Meinzen McEnerny is vacating that seat and five candidates have qualified to replace her.

The other incumbent, District 3 City Councilman Chip Collins, only recently decided against seeking another term. Two candidates have entered that race.

Mayor Eva Galambos announced earlier this year that she would not seek a third term and endorsed former councilman Rusty Paul for the job.

Local business owner Bob Brown also qualified to run for mayor.

Here is a full list of candidates who qualified as of Aug. 30.

Mayor: Rusty Paul, Bob Brown

District 1: John Paulson (I)*

District 2: Dianne Fries (I), Ken Dishman

District 3: Graham McDonald, Barbara Malone

District 4: Gabriel Sterling (I), Tochie Blad

District 5: Tibby DeJulio (I), Clayton Cole

District 6: Andy Bauman, Patty Berkovitz, Jennifer Steele, John Stoj, Sonja Tonpea


City Council members serve four-year terms.

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of