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Larry Simonds: Mayor and Shane Robinson

larry simonds: Mayor Sandy Railey faces a challenge from Larry Simonds, according to NOW Magazine. Whoever wins will get a four-year term. Not only does the incumbent mayor have a challenger from a former mayor, four of the five incumbent members on City Council are running for election, but have a total of six others seeking a seat on the board. Incumbent council members Phil Bonham, Ken Ervin, Candy Funderbunk and Thomas Gillespie are all running for re-election. Incumbent Councilman DeWayne Chitwood did not file for re-election. Newcomers seeking seats include Sean Brafford, Ashley Merritt, Shane Robinson, Martha Patterson Ray, Ann Worthy and John Cato. ( As reported in the news.