Two more candidates for mayor stepped forward in the past week, as well as a familiar face seeking a council position in the fall municipal election.
Incumbent Randy Hope put his name forward for re-election as mayor.
He’s joined in that quest by Robert Powers.
Art Stirling, who in the past served as councillor in Ward 2, South Kent, announced his intention to run again.
Louise Aitken is running for school trustee for the French Catholic board, while David Argenti is seeking a seat on the English Catholic board representing Ward 6, Chatham. And Christ White wishes to represent Wards 1-3 for the English public board.
They join mayoral hopefuls Darrin Canniff and Alysson Storey.
Council hopefuls in Ward 1, West Kent, are incumbents Bryon Fluker and Mark Authier, as well as Mark Pastorius.
For Ward 2, South Kent, Henry Svec and incumbents Frank Vercouteren and Trevor Thompson have announced they are running.
In Ward 3, East Kent, incumbents David VanDamme and Steve Pinsonneault have signed up to do it again.
As for Ward 4, North Kent, Dylan McLay, Steven Scott, Patricia Sylvain and Joey Cyples announced their intentions to run.
Up in Ward 5, Wallaceburg, Aaron Hall, Randy McNeil, Chris Glassford, Nicolas Cadotte and incumbent Carmen McGregor have filed their papers.
And in Ward 6, Chatham, incumbents Doug Sulman, Brock McGregor and Michael Bondy, Marjorie Crew, Larry Vellinga, James Thompson, Ryan Jackson; Chris June, Kirk Hooker, Drew Simpson, Les Banks and Karen Kirkwood-Whyte are running.
John Mrnik, Bob Demers, Pierre Lambert, Brenda Rumble and John Van Heck are seeking positions as school board trustees.
This list is complete as of July 9.