While one race ended early last week with the withdrawal of Delores Matney as a candidate for alderman in Seymour's South Ward, a new one developed last Friday with a new candidate in the North Ward.

Mitchell Owens filed Friday for North Ward alderman, where he will face off against five-term, 10-year incumbent Jim Ashley, who currently serves as the city's mayor pro tem.

Election day is Tuesday, April 7.

Seymour's city ballot also will include a race for mayor, where the candidates for a two-year seat are Nadine Crisp, William Pogue and Richard Vinson.

Pogue was the first to file.

Vinson later joined the ballot, followed by Crisp.

All three are current city officeholders.

Vinson is the incumbent mayor, as he is completing his first term of office.

Pogue is a North Ward alderman, while Crisp is a South Ward alderman. Both are in the first year of a two-year term of office. Should either be elected mayor, then a replacement candidate can be appointed to fill the remaining year of their respective terms of office.

Should either Crisp or Pogue lose the mayor's election, they would remain in their respective current seat as a city alderman.

Filing for city offices remains open until 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday.

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