Filing by the 5 p.m. April 6 deadline were:
- Lynne King Smith
- Gary Livacari
- Matt Nielsen
- Brigette Peterson
Four-year council seats (two)
- Scott Anderson
- Tyler Hudgins
- Busola Obayomi
- Kathy Tilque
Two-year council seat
- Laurin Hendrix
- Bill Spence
The primary election is Aug. 4. If a runoff is required, it will be Nov. 3.
Any challenges to the signatures on the nominating petitions must be filed by April 20.
Anderson, the vice mayor, is the only elected incumbent in the group. Jared Taylor holds the other council seat but chose not to run for re-election.
Mayor Jenn Daniels filed a Statement of Interest in running for re-election but announced Feb. 3 she was withdrawing from the race.
The two-year council seat formerly belonged to Eddie Cook, but he resigned Feb. 18 to become Maricopa County assessor. Spence is the appointed incumbent, but because Cook’s resignation came more than 30 days before the nominating petition filing deadline, an election must be held to finish the balance of Cook’s term. Spence’s appointment lasts through the end of the year.