No surprise here, but Ken Lumpkin is officially running against Jim Kaplan for a seat on the City Council.
It'll be a rematch of the 2008 race that Kaplan won by about 50 votes. There's no love lost between these candidates, who ran two campaigns against each other two years ago. Kaplan won them both, taking Lumpkin's County Board seat by a single vote.
The only other contested race, so far, is Donald Dwyer taking on Dennis Wiser for the City Council's now vacant 10th District seat. Incumbent Kelli Stein is declining to run for re-election. Dwyer and Wiser both applied for the open seat in August when the City Council picked Stein.
With a week to go before the filing deadline for City Council, Aldermen Sandy Weidner, Aron Wisneski, Ron Hart and newcomer Eric Marcus are running uncontested.