Qualifying for the county’s two municipal elections ended Friday, and it looks like both Pembroke and Richmond Hill will have contested elections in November.
In Pembroke, four-term mayor Judy Cook will face a challenge from Sharon D. Lewis and three term District 4 councilwoman Tiffany Walraven is being challenged by C. Edward Winter, according to City Clerk Sharroll Fanslau.
Incumbent Mayor Pro Tem Johnnie Miller, of District 1, as well as Karen Lynn, District 2, Diane Moore of District 3 and At Large Councilman Ernest Hamilton are unopposed.
Richmond Hill will have seven candidates seeking office – appointees Bill Donahue and Les Fussell, representing Posts 3 and 4, respectively, are seeking full terms, but both are being challenged. Mark Ott is running for the Post 3 seat while Chakiris “Chuck” Moss and Steve Scholar are vying for Post 4.
Post 2, vacated in August by the resignation of Tara Baraniak due to her move to Jacksonville, will be a contest between David T. London and Robbie Ward.