Lou Barta, former Ward 3 city councilman in Hannibal, announced his plans to run for mayor Thursday afternoon. A short time later incumbent, Roy Hark, notified the Courier-Post that he will seek a fifth term as mayor.
Barta and Hark revealed their plans exactly two months before the start of the filing period - Dec. 11. The deadline to file will be Jan. 15, 2013. The municipal election will be next April.