Voters face contested races in several of Johnson County’s largest cities, including Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and University Heights.
With one incumbent choosing not to seek another term in both Iowa City and Coralville, councils in those cities are poised to have at least one new member at the end of the Nov. 7 election. Meanwhile, University Heights voters have eight candidates seeking five seats and a hotel/motel tax item on the ballot.
The filing deadline for candidates was 5 p.m. Thursday, with the drop out date at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Iowa City has three seats open, two at-large seats and one in District B.
At-large — Incumbent Kingsley Botchway III, Mazahir Salih and Angela Winnike.
District B — Ryan Hall and Susan Mims.
Coralville faces a packed field with seven candidates vying for three open council seats.
Mayor — Incumbent John Lundell is running unopposed.
At-large — Elizabeth Dinschel, Meghann Foster, incumbent Thomas Gill, incumbent Laurie Goodrich, Cindy Riley, Miriam Timmer-Hackert, Imad Youssif.
Three candidates are seeking two at-large council seats.
Mayor — Incumbent Terry Donahue is running unopposed.
At-large — Jennifer Goings, incumbent Annie Polluck and incumbent Brian Wayson.
In University Heights, voters will decide a measure to implement a 7-percent hotel/motel tax. Half the tax’s gross revenue would be used to promote and encourage tourism-related activities in the city and surrounding area. The remaining revenue would be split — 90 percent to neighborhood housing and infrastructure revitalization and 10 percent to any lawful purpose. In addition, eight residents are seeking five open seats on the City Council.
Mayor — Incumbent Louise From is running unopposed.
At-large — Nicholas Herbold, Noah L. Hughes, Jason Humphrey, incumbent Dorothy Dotti Maher, Leisa Moore, incumbent Silvia M. Quesada, Melissa B. Roberts and incumbent Jerry Zimmermann.
Candidate lists for the rest of the county can be found at the Johnson County Auditor’s site, johnson-county.com/dept_auditor_elections.aspx?id=22947.