There will be two contested races for Alderman in the City of Vandalia in the April 4th Consolidated Election. In Ward One, Steve Barker and Joseph Crawford have filed their paperwork to run for the open seat. Current Ward One Alderman Jerry Swarm said he did not plan to seek another term. In Ward Two, Dorothy Crawford has filed her paperwork to run for re-election and Stacia Fields has filed her paperwork to challenge Crawford in the April election.
Meanwhile, Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman has filed his paperwork to run for re-election and is currently unopposed. Gottman, who is already the longest serving Mayor in the City’s history, has now filed to run for a fifth term in office. City Clerk Peggy Bowen has also filed her paperwork to run for re-election. Bowen is running for a 6th term in office and is currently unopposed.