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One month from today, my little adopted hometown of Lamar has another election. There is a competitive mayoral race, between a current Councilwoman and another resident. That should be an interesting race to watch. If the Councilwoman loses, she’ll maintain her seat on Council, as she is in the middle of her term and not facing re-election this election cycle. If she wins, it would trigger a special election—I think—to fill the vacancy. Either scenario is interesting, but either way she would remain on Council.
For the Council races, residents will be able to vote twice—once for each seat. Since there are no other filed candidates, it should be a fairly straightforward election.
That said, I lost my first run to a surprise write-in candidate (indeed, to the other Councilwoman running), so I don’t take anything for granted.
So, what is my approach this time?