The 2020 municipal elections in two small Montgomery County cities will be low-key after no challengers filed candidate paperwork to challenge a trio of incumbents in both Shenandoah and Oak Ridge North.
In Shenandoah, incumbent Mayor Ritch Wheeler as well as incumbent council members Ron Raymaker, Place No. 1, and Michael McLeod, Place No. 5, are the only candidates to file papers with the city by the 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, deadline. Council members and the mayor serve two year terms.
In Oak Ridge North, another trio of incumbents are the only people to file papers seeking office by the 5 p.m., Feb. 14, deadline.
Newly apppointed Mayor Paul Bond is seeking his first re-election as mayor after replacing now-retired mayor Jim Kuykendall in 2019. Joining Bond in seeking re-election for two-year terms are incumbents Alex Jones, Place No. 3, and Thomas Reed Coale, Place No. 1.
Write in Candidates for the May election have until 5 p.m., Feb. 18, to file papers to be considered as a write-in candidate in the May 2 election.