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The dance card in Maumelle is starting to get full.

Mayor Mike Watson and Alderman Preston Lewis are facing off in the mayoral election, while Alderman Caleb Norris is running against Jess Sweere for City Attorney in two contested Maumelle municipal races.

Also having filed, through Tuesday afternoon, is Alderman Rick Anderson in Ward 3, who is so far running unopposed.

Alderman Ken Saunders, who said Tuesday morning that he had filed on Monday but that filing was not reflected in paperwork obtained from the Pulaski County Clerk’s office.

In Ward 3, Marion Scott has filed and is so far running unopposed as Alderman Burch Johnson said Tuesday his political career was over.

“I’m 78 years old,” Johnson said. “It is time for the younger people to step up.”

Scott, who is retired, is the first, but Johnson, who also served two terms as Mayor, said at least two others had approached him about the seat but neither has filed so far.

“I’ve been thinking about it for some time,” Scott said. “I think I have a good knowledge of the city and I want the city to be the best it can be.”

Also not running is Ward 4 Alderman Jan Hogue, a Realtor.

“I’m not running,” Hogue said Tuesday. “I’m still going to be involved but just not as an Alderman.”

So far, no one has filed in Ward 4. The filing deadline is this Friday.

All Maumelle candidates have to file their paperwork with the Pulaski County Courthouse.

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