Races for the upcoming election in the city of Dublin are contested - all but one.
In the mayor's race, incumbent Tom Gordon will face off against former council member Becky Norris.
After serving a term on city council from 2007-09, Norris ran for the mayor's position alongside Gordon and Dan Burleson. Though she fell to Gordon two years ago, Norris filed for another chance to serve at the helm on Monday.
With one term under his belt, Gordon announced earlier this month he will run for the mayor's seat again in May.
"There is unfinished business that needs to be taken care of that I would like to continue working on over the next two years," Gordon said.
Gordon said he wants to continue efforts with TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) to improve the Dublin's downtown district and tackle other city, historical and infrastructure improvements and upgrades.
Meanwhile, six men have filed for a chance at three council seats. And another incumbent, who had planned to hang up his hat, had a change of heart when he learned that nobody had stepped up to fill the vacancy.
While incumbent John Pagitt will not seek another term, two hopefuls - Ken Drowzeski and Mike Hicks - have both filed to fill the opening in ward 1.
Incumbent Jimmy Millican will be challenged by council hopeful Bobby Mendez, who is employed as a deputy with the Erath County Sheriff's Office, for the opening in ward 2.
Travis Ake will again attempt to oust ward 3 incumbent Tommy Sperry. The duo faced off for the same position in 2009, and Sperry won by a marginal vote.
Kenneth Lunsford announced in February he would not seek another term serving the ward 4 position, but changed his mind just before the deadline Monday after the position failed to draw any candidates.