The last filing deadline for municipal elections in Scott County has passed, setting the field for the upcoming races in October and November.
The most intrigue comes from Davenport's 6th Ward where five candidates have submitted filing papers to replace former Alderman Jeff Justin, who resigned from his post in July in order to relocate to Cape Coral, Florida.
Those candidates are Richard Clewell, Dale Gilmour, Ben Jobgen, Sean Liddell and Chris Webster. They will face off in the only primary election on Oct. 10 in which the top two vote-getters will advance on the ballot to the Nov. 7 regular election.
Within the city of Davenport, the other contested races in November involve the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wards and the at-large aldermen positions.
In the 2nd Ward, incumbent Maria Dickmann will run against Mike Prunchak. Meanwhile, in the 4th Ward, Susan Weir is challenging Davenport's longest-sitting alderman Ray Ambrose.
Marion Meginnis, fresh off winning a special election in July to become the 3rd Ward alderwoman, will have a quick turnaround as Wil Patton has filed to run against her.
Meginnis defeated Carlton Wills in the special election after former alderman Bill Boom was forced to resign after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of making a false declaration to a federal grand jury.
In Davenport's at-large races, four candidates will do battle for the two positions at stake.
Kyle Gripp is the only incumbent running for re-election after Jason Gordon announced his decision not to seek re-election last month. In the race to fill the two spots, Gripp is joined by Andrew Arnold, J.J. Condon and Toby Paone.
Incumbents Rick Dunn, Rita Rawson, Mike Matson and Kerri Tompkins are all running unopposed in the 1st, 5th, 7th and 8th wards, respectively.
Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch also is unopposed as he seeks a second term.
As in Davenport, Bettendorf's races this election season are tame.
Aldermen Scott Naumann, 2nd Ward, and Greg Adamson, 4th Ward, are running opposed.
The only contested race is for the city's at-large position, which pits incumbent Lisa Brown against Kylah Rasche. Brown and Rasche had submitted their resumes at the beginning of the year as Bettendorf chose to appoint a replacement for former Alderman Gary Mohr.
Mohr resigned as alderman on Dec. 31, 2016, after he was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives to represent District 94.
After multiple elimination rounds, the Bettendorf City Council appointed Brown to fill the seat.
For information on the upcoming elections, visit the Scott County Auditor's Office at scottcountyiowa.com/auditor.