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The May 7th municipal election got more interested Friday as the deadline came and 2 last-minute challengers tossed their hats into the ring.
Mark Carpenter filed to run again incumbent Mayor Harold Wells at 4:55 p.m. and Johnathon Allen made it a 3-way race as he filed at 5 p.m. against Place 3 incumbent councilwoman Lana Niemann.
Niemann will now face local businessman Mark May and Allen.
In Place 2, incumbent councilman Leon Watson is being challenged by local businessman Larry Seery, owner of Antique Capital RV Park.
The Gladewater Mirror will again host its annual candidate’s meet-and-greet and political forum prior to early voting. Check back for the exact date and location.
Gladewater ISD had no new filings to report.
Incumbents John Rowe, Place 1, Rickie Blackmon, Place 2, and Garth Cockerell, Place 3, previously filed to maintain their seats.