Mayor M. Ritchey “Ritch” Wheeler filed for re-election and will be facing challenger and former Council Member Gary Henson.
Positions 1 and 5, held by council members Ron Raymaker and Michael “Mike” McLeod, respectively, are also up for election this year; however, both races remain uncontested. Both incumbents filed for re-election.
Although the formal filing deadline closed Friday, candidates can write-in candidate names until Feb. 20 and candidates may withdraw from the ballot through Feb. 23.
The last day to register to vote for the May 5 election is April 5, with the early voting period running April 23-May 1. The last day to apply for ballot by mail is April 24.
For more information about the May 5 Shenandoah City Council election, click here.