To nobody's surprise, Mayor Art Ward is going to seek reelection.
The first-term Democrat said he filed paperwork recently indicating his intention to run. Party officials said the mayor intends to make a formal announcement on April 30 at Nuchies.
There is one Republican in the race already, Ken Johnson, the man Ward defeated in 2007 to win the city's top job.
But there is plenty of speculation that former Mayor William Stortz, who has served two different stints in the mayor's office, might try again this year.
There doesn't appear to be any opposition within Democratic ranks despite grumbling about Ward by some party stalwarts.
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