Washington City Council Chambers

At least one Washington city councilman will face a challenger in the April 2018 municipal election.

Filing opened Tuesday at 8 a.m. and six candidates officially filed for office that morning.

Incumbent Ward 4 Councilman Josh Brinker will face challenger Gretchen Pettet for the seat on the April 3 ballot. Also filing Tuesday were Mayor Sandy Lucy, who is seeking her third term, and incumbent Councilmen Steve Sullentrup, Mark Hidritch and Greg Skornia.

Nathan Krausch began paperwork to file for mayor but had not yet completed the process by press time Tuesday.

Also on the ballot is the office of city attorney. No candidates filed for the position Tuesday morning. Mark Piontek is the current city attorney. He was first elected in 1988.

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.