In the first wave, candidates tossed their hats into the ring. In the second wave, some have made final decisions to withdraw or to change their venue.
The councilor at-large race now has 11 candidates, nine of whom have been certified. Only Guerline Alcy and James Mastrocola have yet to submit their signatures. Incumbent Samantha Lambert, candidate Robert Santacroce, and Jenny Montresor have yet to have their signatures certified.
Catherine Hicks has stepped away from the at-large contest. She has withdrawn from this race, choosing to be on the ballot for School Committee Ward 6.
Councilor Wayne Matewsky, president of the city council, is one of the two candidates getting a free ride this time around.
No one has chosen to run against the longtime councilor, and one of the most popular political figures in the city.
Councilor Stephanie Martins is the other.
Longtime former councilor Jason Marcus has withdrawn from the Ward 2 race.
COUNCIL AT LARGE Angelmarie DiNunzio Michael K. Marchese Ricahrd J. Dell Isola Jr. James A. Mastrocola Stephanie Victoria Smith James J. LaVecchio Allen L. Panarese Kenneth Gianelli John HanlonIrene Cardillo Guerline Alcy