Local businessman Bruce Garner has joined Sandy Landbeck and incumbents Ruth Elliott, Ron Kupferman, and Ruth Ann Young this week in the growing race to fill Aberdeen’s four city council seats.
Garner finished 7th out of 10 candidates and garnered (!) roughly 700 votes in his bid for city council two years ago.
Elliott was the leading vote-getter in that 2007 city council race, followed by Kupferman, Mike Hiob (who will forego reelection in a bid for the mayor’s office), and Young.
The contest to become Aberdeen’s mayor also grew this week with incumbent Mayor Mike Bennett and former state delegate and county councilwoman Barbara Kreamer joining Hiob, as of Tuesday afternoon.