Will John Dooley face competition for mayor? Four people have taken out papers.

Four packages out for Nelson mayor

Four people have taken out papers for mayor in Nelson, although none have yet returned them.

Four people have taken out papers for mayor in Nelson, although none had returned them as of Tuesday morning.

The deadline is Friday at 4 p.m.

Incumbent John Dooley says he will seek re-election.

However, the man who finished runner-up in 2008 says he won’t seek the position this time.

“Many people have asked me if I am running for municipal office,” city lawyer David Aaron said in an email. “The answer is no: it was a one-time affair; I am consumed by other projects. I hope some alternative challengers step up to the plate.”

Aaron finished a distant second three years ago, with 944 votes to Dooley’s 1,748. Still, it was an impressive showing for a political newcomer. Aaron also finished ahead of popular councillor Gord McAdams, who came third in the race.

Present councillors Deb Kozak and Kim Charlesworth have mused about running for mayor.

Meanwhile, only three incumbents have so far declared for council: Donna Macdonald, Bob Adams, and Marg Stacey. Robin Cherbo has also indicated his intention to run for re-election.

Eleven sets of papers have been taken out for council.

Only one person has taken out papers for school trustee in Nelson. Among the declared candidates for school board, Dawn Lang is seeking re-election in the Kaslo area, and Vladimir Certik will run in south rural Creston.

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