Three seats.

Two races.

That's the story in the city of Seymour as there will be two races this April 7 for a trio of seats in Seymour city government.

In the mayor's race, there are three candidates for the two-years position.

All three candidates currently serve in Seymour city government.

First to file was William Pogue, a current North Ward alderman. Several days later, the incumbent, Richard Vinson, signed up, followed by South Ward Alderman Nadine Crisp.

Crisp and Pogue each have one year remaining on their respective terms as aldermen. Should either of them win the mayor's race, then their seats could be filed by an appointment made by the mayor and approved by the aldermen or the seat could remain empty until the 2021 election, as the Seymour Board of Aldermen would operate as a group of three.

Vinson is completing his fi rst term as mayor.

Two years ago, he defeated the incumbent, Larry Chafin.

In the North Ward, five-term incumbent Jim Ashley faces opposition from Mitchell Owens for his two-year seat as an alderman.

And in the South Ward, incumbent Dan Wehmer is unopposed for another two-year term.

City Clerk Leslie Houk said filing for city offices ended last Tuesday.

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