TRINITY — Two incumbents and one challenger have filed so far for Trinity’s local elections with less than a week to go before the end of the candidate filing period.
As of Monday, Mayor Richard McNabb and Ward 4 Councilman Don Payne had each filed for another four-year term. Challenger Andy Aikens, who ran for council four years ago, filed in Ward 2.
Councilman Stephen Lawing, the Ward 2 incumbent, has until noon Friday, when the candidate filing period concludes, to make his decision. Lawing hasn’t indicated whether he will seek another term.
Voters will settle the contests in the Nov. 2 general election.
Candidate filing for the vast majority of cities and towns concluded last month. But Trinity council candidates file in a different fashion and have a separate filing period.
Council candidates file based on their residency in wards, though all voters in Trinity vote for each office.
Trinity has a mayor, four ward council members and an at-large council representative. The Trinity elected leaders serve staggered four-year terms.
Municipal elections in Trinity and other area cities and towns are nonpartisan, meaning the party affiliation of the candidates doesn’t appear on the ballot.