Five local cities were scheduled to have elections on Tuesday, April 18, but in two cities candidates were unopposed and there's no election. The election process continues in three others.
In Lynn Haven, incumbent Mayor Walter T. Kelley is being challenged by Richard T. Walker. In the Commission Seat # 1 race, incumbent Frances Wittkopf is facing opposition from Anna Vera Yingling. And in the Lynn Haven Commission Seat # 4 race, Antonius G. Barnes is seeking another term and is challenged by James M. Dean.
In Callaway, three candidates are vying for the Commission seat from Ward #1, Harvey L. Co, Dennis A. DeLapp and Charles E. Griffin. And in Ward # 2 there are also three candidates, Thomas Abbott, Shannon Aufdencamp and Carl L. Sauls.
At Panama City Beach incumbent Beach Councilman from ward # 1, Bill Mathieu can’t seek another term because of term limits. Two candidates are trying to get elected to the seat, Jeff A. Ferguson and Lee J. Kinner. In the Beach Ward # 2 council race incumbent Deborah K. Sasser is opposed by Bobby R. Bolton
In Mexico Beach, Gary L. Woodham was unopposed for Councilman Group #4 and Robert J. Ginsberg was unopposed for the group #5 seat. Both men are automatically elected without opposition and there won’t be an election in Mexico Beach.
The same is true of Springfield where City Commission ward #1 Robert Carl Curti and Ward #2 Commissioner Ralph L. Hammond were both unopposed and win automatically.
Voter registration books for the Super Tuesday election in Bay County will close on March 20.