Two run for Tualatin mayor, four for open council seats
Two Tualatin residents will vie to become Tualatin's next mayor while only one of three open Tualatin City Council seats will be challenged in the Nov. 6 election.
Both Frank Bubenik and Paul Morrison are seeking the mayor's seat currently held by long-time Mayor Lou Ogden. Ogden is term-limited out and can't run for another term.
A third candidate, Troy Noland, had taken out paperwork but withdrew his nomination on Aug. 21, citing "time commitment" as his reason.
Meanwhile, Maria Reyes has filed for Position 1, a seat currently held by Bubenik. Reyes, who has a bachelor's of science degree in human services from the University of Phoenix, works for the Salvation Army's Cascade Division.
At the same time, Bridget Brooks is running uncontested for the Position 3 slot currently held by Jeff DeHaan who did not file to run for re-election. A licensed clinical social worker, Brooks holds bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from Wayne State University.
Finally, Nancy Grimes is running for re-election to her Position 5 seat. She is being challenged by Chris Burchill. A University of Oregon graduate who holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, Grimes is a marketing consultant for KATU-TV. Burchill, who is retired and didn't list a previous occupation, holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Ohio Northern University.
Today (Tuesday) is the deadline to file for both the mayor and council seats.