Ex-candidates trying again in Clinton
There’ll be reruns in two Clinton City Council races this year.
Both Dave Thorpe and Lucas Martinez filed Friday afternoon to oppose the men who beat them once before.
Thorpe filed for mayor and will be pitted again opposite Seth Adams, while Martinez filed for the Ward 4 council seat that he lost in a special election to Mustafa Sami. Adams and Sami had filed Wednesday on the opening day of the filing period.
Adams defeated Thorpe in the 2012 regular mayoral election, and Sami unseated Martinez in a special election last November. Martinez had been appointed to replace Phyllis Smith who resigned before ever beginning her new term, so a special election was required at the first opportunity.