Fourth candidate enters mayoral race

Four candidates now have taken out petitions seeking to replace retiring Mayor Lorraine Morton next year.

The newest contender to enter the race is Barnaby Dinges of 2504 Thayer St.

He joins local activist and planning consultant Jeanne Lindwall of 625 Library Place, Plan Commission Vice-Chair Stuart Opdycke and Alderman Elizabeth Tisdahl, 7th Ward, in the contest.

If all four candidates gather enough petition signatures to win a place on the ballot, City Clerk Rodney Greene says state law will require that the city hold a primary election for mayor in February to narrow the field to two candidates for the April balloting.

Dinges, a marketing consultant and educator, has posted a statement summarizing his views on several local issues on his blog.

In other city-wide contests, Township Supervisor Patricia Vance and Township Assessor Sharon Eckersall have both taken out petitions seeking to run for re-election.

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