Although the races for mayor and most city council posts are contested, a few candidates are to move straight to the November general election in Tiffin.
Republican Jim Roberts is running unopposed for Ward 1. Steve Lepard, a Republican, holds the seat and has decided not to run for re-election.
Roberts, a former Seneca County sheriff and head of United Veterans Services, said he decided to run when he noticed the problems facing the city.
"I thought I'd like to help in any way I can," he said.
In Ward 3, Republican Paulette Miller is not opposed in the primary. The secretary of the Republican Central Committee, Miller is running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and reducing government.
"I think we have some young people on council doing the right things as far as being fiscally responsible," she said. "I think it would be great if there were more people helping them."
All candidates for Fostoria city government seats are unopposed in the primary and will be on the November ballot.
In the mayoral race, incumbent John Davoli will be facing Eric Keckler.
There are five candidates for Fostoria City Council at-large seats: David Bettenhausen, Don Myers, Jerry Nelson and Georgianna Widmer. Bettenhausen and Widmer are incumbents.
Douglas Pahl is running unopposed for council president.
For the city auditor race, Greg Flores is running against incumbent Steven Garner.
Incumbent Tim Hoover is running unopposed for law director.
With Fostoria Municipal Court Judge John Hadacek retiring, Republican Barbara Dibble and Democrat Barbara Marley have filed for the seat.
Candidates are non-partisan unless noted.
- by Nick Dutro, staff writer
Democrats Ralph Monaco and incumbent Lori Ritzler face each other in the primary for Ward 3.
In Ward 4, Democrat Nathan Mowery is unopposed in the primary. Rich Cline, the incumbent, and Dave Hartsel face each other on the Republican ticket.
Incumbent Brent Howard, a Democrat, is running unopposed for law director. He has held the position for four terms.
"I think I have the experience and the interest to continue to be law director," he said.
Non-partisan candidates have until May 2 to file for the election. No non-partisan candidates have been certified by the Seneca County Board of Commissioners at this time.