The Ely Times

Michelle Beecher fills out paperwork to run for City Council Seat 4.

An election will take place later this year for local city offices, and it appears as though several Ely residents have stepped up to run for various seats.   

Last Friday was the last day to file for candidacy, and it made City Hall a hot location to be while several candidates waited until the last minute to file for an elected seat.

While Nathan Robertson was the first to file for mayor; Ed Spear, William Sanford and Sam Hanson, current city councilman, followed suit in filing for mayor as well.  

Filings for Seat 2 were Mel Bahls, George Chachas and Kurt Carson, who filed for re-election for Seat 2.  

For Seat 4, Jim Alworth, Geri Wopschall and Michelle Beecher filed for candidacy, making the primary race a very competitive race.

All seats are four-year terms. 

Mayor Melody VanCamp had filed for re-election and later withdrew.   

The primary will be held on April 2.  The Ely Times will be reaching out to all of the candidates in the future so that we can provide residents with invaluable information about each candidate when it comes time to cast your vote.