Things are getting interesting in the race for Stephenville City Council.
Just 48 hours after the official filing to be on the May 10 ballot began, four incumbents filed for re-election, one signed up to challenge Scott Evans for Place 8 and four filed for Place 7, with one of those applicants withdrawing Thursday and re-filing for Place 2, currently held by longtime councilman Malcolm Cross.
On Thursday, Adam Cash turned in his application for Place 7, the only open seat on the city council. Place 7 was vacated last year when former council member Martha Taylor resigned after moving out of the city limits.
Cash, 29, is a resident supervisor for Pecan Valley MHMR and has lived in the city for 17 years. He said he hopes his candidacy will appeal to the "average Joe."
"There are not a lot of people like me who run for city council," Cash said. "I don't have a big name, but I think I could do a good job. I want to show that anyone can do this."
Cash joins two others - Rusty Jergins and Justin Allison - now in the race for Place 7.
On Thursday afternoon, local attorney Boyd Waggoner withdrew his application for Place 7 and submitted a new one for Place 2. It will be the first time in many years Cross has faced an opponent.
Waggoner didn't have much to say about why he changed spots.
"I just thought it was the best thing for myself and for Stephenville," he said.
Mayor Kenny Weldon, Russ McDanel, Alan Nix and Cross filed Wednesday for re-election.
Evans is the only incumbent up for re-election who has not filed.