Five running for four seats on city council

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Four seats on Galax City Council are up for re-election this year, with five people in the running to fill them.
The incumbents holding those seats all plan to run again, according to information from the State Board of Elections. They include Margo Crouse, John Garner, Willie Greene and C.M. Mitchell. They will be joined on the ballot in the May 5 election by political newcomer Ches Helmick, a financial planner at Edward Jones in downtown Galax.
In the city, candidates are all at-large and do not represent any particular district or ward.

March 4 was the deadline to file as a candidate for the May election.