Mondays filing deadline has passed, setting up a number of contested city and school board races throughout Allen County.
In Iola, Mayor Jon Wells will face a pair of challengers in November. Ron Ballard, elected to a seat on the Iola City Council in 2016, has filed for mayor, as has Iolan Larry Walden.
Meanwhile, City Councilwoman Kim Peterson will face a trio of challengers in Iolas Ward 3, Josiah DAlbini, Kyle King and Ashley Varner, in an August primary, the only local race with enough candidates to warrant a primary vote. The top two vote-getters in August will advance to Novembers general election. Ward 3 covers the southwest quadrant of Iola.
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