There will be at least two races in Washington for the April Municipal Election.

Mayoral candidate Nathan Krausch officially filed Wednesday for the seat and will face Incumbent Mayor Sandy Lucy on the April 3, 2018, municipal election. Lucy, who is seeking her third term, filed Tuesday.

Incumbent Ward 4 Councilman Josh Brinker will face challenger Gretchen Pettet for the seat. Both Ward 4 candidates filed Tuesday.

Also filing Tuesday were incumbent Councilmen Steve Sullentrup, Ward 1; Mark Hidritch, Ward 2; and Greg Skornia, Ward 3.

Incumbent Washington city attorney Mark Piontek filed for re-election Thursday. He was first elected in 1988.

No other candidates had filed when The Missourian went to press Friday afternoon. Filings will be updated online and in each issue.

Hidritch is seeking his fifth term on the council. Brinker is seeking his fourth term as Ward 4 councilman.

Sullentrup was first elected to the council in 2010 and is seeking a fifth term. Skornia is completing his second term after serving a one-year unexpired term in Ward 3.

Filing will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Candidates for mayor must be at least 30 years old and a resident of the city for at least two years preceding his or her election.

Candidates for council seats must be at least 21 years old and be a Washington resident for one year and a resident of their ward for six months.

There is no age restriction for the city attorney. However, he or she must be licensed to practice law in Missouri.