OGDEN — Election season is about to get rolling.
Filing for the varied city council and mayoral posts up for grabs across Weber County this year started on Monday. Some have already announced plans to run, including three mayoral hopefuls in Ogden, and the full slate of candidates should come clear by Friday, when the filing period ends.
The primary in the nonpartisan races, which will serve to narrow the list of candidates, is set for Aug. 13 and the general election is on Nov. 5.
Among the contests are mayoral races in Ogden, North Ogden, Hooper and Uintah. Council posts in all 15 cities and towns in the county will also be on the ballot.
Here are some of the announced candidates as of Monday:
In Ogden, Mayor Mike Caldwell had filed for re-election along with District 2 Councilman Richard Hyer, District 4 Councilman Ben Nadolski and at-large Councilman Luis Lopez, according to the city recorder's office. Two other hopefuls have announced plans to seek the mayor's spot, Dan Tabish and Angel Castillo.
North Ogden City Councilman Phil Swanson said on Facebook Monday that he plans to run for re-election. The recorder's office there, however, won't start posting the names of filers until Wednesday and additional names were not yet public.
Elections in North Ogden could overhaul the city's leadership. Brent Chugg, the current mayor, has said he doesn't plan to seek re-election and four of five council spots, including Swanson's, will be on the ballot. The council seats now held by Carl Turner, Cheryl Stoker and Ryan Barker will also be on the ballot. Only Councilman Blake Cevering won’t be on this year’s ballot.
In West Haven, Nina Morse announced plans in March to run for a city council seat in the fast-growing city.