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Roundup of local Auburn candidates for 2021 elections

For the first time since she sought and won the office of Auburn mayor in 2013, Nancy Backus will run unopposed, this time for a third term in office.

Backus is Auburn’s first and only female mayor since the city’s incorporation in 1891.

She did respond to the Reporter’s repeated requests for comment.

That was one of the flourishes that closed the state’s filing week for public office on May 21.

With Deputy Mayor Claude DaCorsi deciding not to seek re-election for Auburn City Council Position 2, two candidates filed to run for the position, Kate Baldwin and Wendee R. Odell.

Yolanda Trout-Manuel, who is running for re-election to Auburn City Council Position 4, attracted two challengers, Hanan Amer and Andrea Niemeyer, guaranteeing an Aug. 3 primary election to settle which two among the three will appear on the general election ballot in November. A third challenger, Evan Sipple, filed for the seat, but later withdrew.

Larry Brown, who holds Auburn City Council Position 6, is running unopposed in his bid for a second term.

Running for re-election to Auburn School District Director in District 5 is Tracy Arnold.

LaShund M. Lambert, pastor of Resurrection Church Auburn, filed to run for the Position 2 seat now held by Deputy Mayor Claude DaCorsi. Lambert, however, doesn’t actually live in Auburn, but in an area called The Bridges near Mountainview High School, which, although surrounded by Auburn, is actually part of the city of Kent, meaning he does not meet the necessary residential requirement.




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