With Jason Shelton now seeking re-election to a second term as mayor, no Republicans have yet entered the race.
That could change any day, of course. The qualifying period remains open for about two more weeks. Four years ago, Shelton himself only qualified days before the final deadline.
But Shelton, who has two Democraticprimary opponents, hopes his appeal to GOP voters remains intact.
“I’m proud to have bipartisan support. That is something I’ve worked hard to maintain,” said Shelton. “I’ve tried my absolute best to have an open door for anyone. I’ve tried to reach out to people that I know were not for me last time.”