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Two seats on city council may be decided before April

The filing deadline for the six open seats on the Richmond City Council closed yesterday with four seats contested and two left unopposed.
First Ward Councilman Tom Williams will run un-opposed for a one-year term; however, the two-year term for the First Ward is highly contested.
Four candidates have filed for the two-year term, including incumbent Scott Spiers, who was appointed to the seat last August after former Councilman Chris Keen was impeached. Keen told The Daily News last month that he planned on filing again but failed to do so. Also seeking the seat are Bob Bond, Robert Cooper and Anita Merle Hendrix.
Jim Dunwoodie was the only Richmond resident that filed for the one-year term seat for the Third Ward. However, for the two-year term, incumbent Tammy Folvarcik, who was appointed to the council last September after former Councilman Ralph Bennett resigned, will be challenged by former Councilman Mike Wright and Kathy Garner.
Ward Two incumbent Beverly Gorham’s seat is up for election and she will be challenged by former Richmond Chamber of Commerce President and councilman Roger Kepple.
Ward Four incumbent Scott Marshall will face off against business owner Terrie Lee Stanley.
City Clerk Robin Littrell will certify the candidates next Tuesday, Jan. 27. The election will be held April 7.

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