Gottman, Wehrle file for mayoral race

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Rick Gottman will have at least one challenger as he seeks a third term as a Vandalia mayor.

Gottman and John David Wehrle Jr. have filed nominating petitions for the April 7 mayoral race, according to City Clerk Peggy Bowen.

Others who have filed include Bowen, who is seeking a fourth term as clerk, and Marjorie Blythe, running for a fourth term as treasurer. Both are unopposed at this point.

Four incumbents are among the five individuals who have filed as aldermanic candidates:

Ward I – Incumbent Jerry Swarm.

Ward II – Incumbent Dean Black and Robert Bell.

Ward III – Incumbent Lisa McNutt (for two-year seat).

Ward IV – Incumbent Chad Feldpouch.