Andy Bauman has officially joined the race for the District 6 seat on the City Council.

The seat is open this year. The current representative, Karen Meinzen-McEnerny has decided against seeking reelection.

The election is Nov. 5. Qualifying ends on Aug. 30. The qualifying fee is $750 for mayoral candidates and $360 for city council candidates.

Here is the list of all candidates who have qualified as of Aug. 28:

For Mayor: Rusty Paul and Bob Brown

District 1: John Paulson

District 2: Dianne Fries

District 3: Graham McDonald

District 4: Gabriel Sterling and Tochie Blad

District 6: Andy Bauman, Patty Berkovitz, John Stoj, Sonja Tonpea

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