Ward 1 has three-man race

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

There's only a three-man race in Lewisburg's Ward 1 election on May 3.

Mike Tankersley of Creekside Drive picked up a petition to run for the City Council seat being vacated by Quinn Brandon Stewart, but he didn't file by noon Thursday.

That left three candidates to be named on the printed ballots. They are the Rev. Steve Thomas of East Commerce Street, Jeff Henson of Belfast Street and Robert Christoph of Oak Street

Stewart is moving from Ward 1 because she and her husband are buying a house with more room for their growing family.

Meanwhile, the May 3 ballot lineup in Ward 5 includes Jeffery Payne who's challenging Councilman Robin Minor.

Noon Thursday is the deadline for candidates to withdraw so their name won't be on the printed ballot.