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Race is on for mayor, council post

Get ready to see those political candidate signs popping up around town.

Tuesday night marked the deadline for political hopefuls to file for the city's top job and two open seats on the Beaverton City Council in the May 20 primary election.

Councilor Dennis Doyle plans to challenge Mayor Rob Drake for the position Drake has held since 1993.

Meanwhile, Jason Ridge will face-off with Councilor Cathy Stanton for her Position 3 seat on the council.

Councilor Catherine Arnold is running unopposed for re-election to her Position 4 seat.

The candidates for all city offices are nominated in the primary, with the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes battling for the post in the Nov. 4 general election.

If one candidate receives a majority (50 percent plus one vote) of all votes cast in the primary, then that candidate alone will receive the nomination and have his/her name forwarded to the general election ballot.

The candidate earning the most votes in the general election will be the elected candidate.

The mayor and city councilors are elected at-large and serve for four years.