Three Democrats are officially vying to serve as the top administrator in York County's most populated municipality.

Among them is incumbent Kim Bracey, who was elected in 2010 as York City's first black mayor and the second woman to hold the office. Her first four-year term wraps up this year.

At the May 21 primary, Democrats will see Bracey's name on the ballot alongside two others.

Hoping to succeed Bracey is Carol Hill-Evans, the current president of the York City Council, who has said she's running to give voters the alternative they desire.

Also on the ballot will be Joe Beltrante, a part-time city resident and Air Force veteran who said his dissatisfaction with city government prompted him to run for mayor.

Each of the candidates filed paperwork on time to appear on the May 21 primary ballot.

Democrats will also have some choices to make when it comes to the council. Three seats are up for grabs - two four-year terms and one two-year term.

Only one candidate, Councilman David Satterlee, has filed to seek the two-year term.

But four people are vying for the two four-year terms. Three of them are Democrats.

Two of the Democrats, Henry Nixon and Renee Nelson, are incumbents. Challenging them for Democrats' nomination is local pastor Aaron Anderson.

A lone Republican is also seeking a spot on the York City Council, according to the York County elections office. Cynthia Martin, who lives on Dallas Street, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.


Libertarian Manuel Gomez has also said he will run for a council seat. Minor-party candidates can begin collecting signatures Wednesday to appear on the general-election ballot.

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