There are contested races for three of the four seats up for election on the Macomb City Council.
Second Ward Alderwoman Kay Hill will be challenged by Steven Wailand. Hill was appointed to the seat two years ago. Wailand is a student at Western Illinois University.
The race in the new fifth ward pits two incumbent city council members against one another. Clay Hinderliter represents the current seventh ward while Tim Lobdell is the sixth ward alderman. A third candidate – David Dunn – has also filed in the fifth ward.
If no one in the fifth ward receives at least 50% plus one in the election, a run-off will be held during the April municipal elections.
Alderman At Large Dennis Moon is seeking another term. He is being challenged by Ed Lavin. He is a former second ward alderman who ran an unsuccessful campaign for mayor two years ago.
The only uncontested election is in the first ward, where Ryan Hansen is seeking a second term.
The Macomb Primary will be held February 26, 2013.