With one week left, only one candidate for La Grange mayor

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By Kenny Colston

With less than a week until the filing deadline, only one person has filed to run for mayor in the City of La Grange.

Joe Davenport, a longtime member of the city council, has officially filed his paperwork to run for mayor after telling the Era he would do so two weeks ago.

Only one current member of the city council has filed for re-election, Tad Humble, as of Monday. Hugh Blair joins Charles Turner Sr., as two challengers who have filed for the council.

All but one city council member, with the exception of Davenport, have said they would run for re-election. Jason Taylor was noncommittal about his future plans.

At the county level, a three-person primary is shaping up for the District 3 magistrate position. Incumbent Bob Leslie has filed for re-election, as well as challengers Shari Broecker and Jon Bednarski. All three are Republicans.

Additionally, J. Burford Cobb III has filed to challenge incumbent Coroner Brett Donner.

In all, 32 people have filed to run for either city or county office. All those running for county offices are Republicans. The city of La Grange holds non-partisan elections.

The filing deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.

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