Freshman Republican city Councilor Ken Cockayne said Tuesday he plans to seek re-election as one of the 2nd District's two city councilors.
The other incumbent in the district, Democrat Kevin McCauley, hasn't said anything about his plans. But many insiders suspect he won't run this year.
An unsuccessful contender for the seat in the past, Democrat Bruce Lydem, said he's 90 percent sure he will try once more.
Two of the six councilors have said they're going to step down this year, Democrats Frank Nicastro and Craig Minor. Nicastro, though, will continue to serve as a state representative in the 79th District.
Two other incumbents, Democrat Cliff Block and Republican Mike Rimcoski, have said they are likely to seek another term. Mayor Art Ward, too, is leaning toward running for reelection.
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