Nine candidates made it official today by officially filing to run for Greensboro City Council.
Filing for at-large seats were Marikay Abuzuaiter and Danny Thompson. Although they have not filed to run, five other candidates have established campaign committees and indicated they intend to seek one of the three at-large seats: Nancy Vaughan, Julie Lapham, Max Benbassat, Anthony Triplin and David Crawford.
Filing for the District 1 seat were incumbent Dianne Bellamy-Small and Ben Holder.
One person has filed for the District 2 seat: Jim Kee. Although he has not officially filed, Ryan Shell has announced his plans to run in District 2. Sitting Councilwoman Goldie Wells has announced that she will not seek reelection.
Filing for the District 3 seat were incumbent Zack Matheny (PO Box 9911) and challenger George Hartzman.
One person has filed for the District 4 seat: Joseph W. Rahenkamp. Mary Rakestraw (who currently holds an at-large seat), Joel Landau and Teresa Jobe have also announced plans to seek the seat. Councilman Mike Barber has announced that he will not seek reelection.
One person has filed for the District 5 seat: Art Boyett. Incumbent Trudy Wade has said she will seek reelection.
No one has officially filed for mayor, but Yvonne Johnson has announced plans to run for reelection and Bill Knight has also declared his intentions.
Filing closes at noon on July 17.