Gilbert’s Town Council election in the Aug. 4 primary will see 10 candidates battling over four seats.
The deadline for candidates to file for a ballot spot was April 6.
Seeking the mayor’s job are Lynne King Smith, Gary Livacari, Matt Nielsen and Brigette Peterson. Peterson resigned her Council seat in March to run for mayor after Jenn Daniels announced in early February she would not seek re-election.
Candidates running for the two Council seats that carry four-year terms are incumbent Scott Anderson, Tyler Hudgins, Busola Obayomi and Kathy Tilque. Councilman Jared Taylor opted not to run again, leaving his seat a free for all.
For the two-year Council seat, Laurin Hendrix and Bill Spence will face each other. Spence currently occupies the seat after he was appointed March 17 to serve for nine months. Continue Reading