Monrovia City Councilman Clarence Shaw plans to run for reelection in April and he'll be vying against the man who was appointed to replace him when he shipped off to active duty in the U.S. Army.
Interim Councilman Larry Spicer is also running for one of the two open seats on the council and could potentially join Shaw on the council after he took over his seat in December 2011. Both Spicer and Shaw confirmed to Patch Tuesday that they intend to run.
Shaw, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, left for a deployment in July 2011. Shaw said in a brief telephone interview that he has pulled the paperwork to run in April but did not say when he will return to Monrovia.
The two candidates will face off against at least one more candidate, according to city records. Alexander Blackburn, a local attorney, has filed to run for City Council as well, records show.
The last day to file paperwork to run for a council seat is Wednesay, Jan. 16, according to City Clerk Alice Atkins. The closing date to file for a mayoral run was Friday and current Mayor Mary Ann Lutz will be running unopposed, records show.
Atkins and Treasurer Steve Baker are also running for reelection unopposed.