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A wide open City Council race is drawing greater interest among potential candidates, City Clerk Cindy Heidorn reported on Monday.

On Nov. 8, Ceres voters will be electing a mayor and three Ceres City Council members. Monday, July 18 marked the start of the candidate nomination period which ends on Aug. 12.

Incumbent Mayor Chris Vierra is so far the lone candidate to return completed documents to make the ballot. Planning Commissioner Mike Kline has pulled papers to run against Vierra but yet to return them, said Heidorn. Kline also pulled papers to run for the two-year City Council seat but cannot run for both seats at the same time.

Hugo Molina, a member of the Ceres Planning Commission, is so far the only official candidate for the two-year council seat. Others who have yet to return completed nomination papers are Kline, Linda Ryno and Anthony Estrada.

Incumbent Councilman Bret Durossette has returned his documents to run for a four-year seat. The other incumbent who is up for re-election, Guillermo Ochoa, has pulled papers but has not yet returned them. Potential candidates could materialize in Jennifer Hagen and Daniel Padilla who have not filed their papers.

Registered voters living in Ceres have until Aug. 12 to return papers filled out and signed by the required number of voters.