The deadline to run for City Council is less than two hours away. Here's a rundown of the candidates, so far:
Always a competitive race, incumbent Jeff Coe has three challengers this spring. Long-time nemesis Keith Fair and newcomers Renee Mullen and Mercedes Dzindzeleta (that's a great name for yard signs!) are also running to represent the Downtown district.
Michael Shields has a challenger for the third straight election. Shields lost to Tim Hermes four years ago, but reclaimed the seat in 2007. He'll take on newcomer Michael Guion this spring.
Save a last-minute challenger, David Maack will win another two-year term. He represents the Racine Zoo district.
Ray DeHahn also looks to be safe. No one has filed to run against him as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
First-term Alderman Terry McCarthy has another election on his hands. He's challenged this year by Christian Dejong. This is Pete Karas' old district in west Racine.
Greg Helding, who offers the occassional comment on RacinePost, has no challenger at the moment. He should be around for at least two more years.
Jim Spangenberg is running unopposed so far and looks to be a lock for two more years.
Incumbent Bob Mozol is facing an eager opponent. Newcomer William Leverson declared his candidacy on Aug. 8 and turned in his campaign papers on Dec. 3, a month before the deadline.