Not quite a month after being appointed by members of the Hannibal City Council to fill the vacant Sixth Ward seat, James Locke has filed to run in the April 2013 municipal election to retain his spot on the Council.
Locke became the sixth person to file for the Council since the filing period opened on Dec. 11.
Two have filed for mayor. Incumbent Roy Hark will seek a fifth term. Challenging Hark will be Lou Barta, former Third Ward councilman.
Another race is shaping up in Ward 2 where incumbent Michael Dobson will be opposed by Jennifer Foster.
Thus far Locke and Fourth Ward incumbent, Barry Louderman, are running unopposed.
The winner of the April election in the Sixth Ward will serve the remainder of the unexpired term of Dr. Richard Draper, who because of work conflicts resigned from the Council on Oct. 30. A year will remain on the Sixth Ward term following next April’s election.
The term for mayor and the Fourth and Second Ward Council spots are for three years.
The filing period will remain open until 5 p.m. Jan. 15.