A number of candidates took advantage of the first day to pick up petitions for the Nov. 6 general election including three potential candidates for Lebanon and Mt. Juliet City Mayor, who picked up their petitions on Friday.
Incumbent Lebanon City Mayor Philip Craighead picked up his petition for reelection Friday, May 18. Craighead looks to be challenged by two potential candidates who also picked up petitions Friday, including David Kievernagel and Robert J. Bob OBrien.
Also, mayoral candidate for Mt. Juliet, Jamie Luffman picked up a petition on Friday.
Several announced candidates for Lebanon City Council seats picked up their petitions for election on Friday. Ward 1 candidate Richard Rodgers picked up a petition along with Ward 2 candidate Annette Stafford and Ward 5 candidates Billy Weeks and Robert Tick Bryan.
Candidates for the Nov. 6 election have until Aug. 16 at noon to file their petitions for that election at the Wilson County Election Commission office in Lebanon.