There will be at least one contested municipal election in Barnesville in November.
Incumbent Ward 1 councilman Bill Claxton qualified for reelection Monday. Claxton also serves as mayor pro tem and is acting as mayor at present due to mayor Peters Banks being incapacitated by a heart attack.
On Tuesday, Christopher Deraney qualified to oppose Claxton in the Ward 1 race.
Kelly Hughes remains the only qualifier in the mayor’s race. Banks, who is improving rapidly at Sylvan Grove, is not seeking reelection.
UPDATE: Ward 3 incumbent councilman Sammie Shropshire qualified Tuesday. He has no opposition thus far.