With two filing days left for municipal elections, no high-profile challengers have emerged to face incumbent Emily Larson in the Duluth mayoral race.
But Larson won't get to the Nov. 5 general election without going through the Aug. 13 primary. This week, three more hopefuls registered as candidates for mayor. That brings the field to seven, including Larson.
The latest candidates are John Socha, Doris Queen Lavender and Daniel Weatherly. They join Caleb Anderson, Corey Ford and Jesse Peterson in the challengers' circle.
Socha has run for mayor twice before, in 2007 and 2015.
Lavender, who legally changed her name in 2014 from Doris Ann Jones, has in the past filed lawsuits against Larson, Police Chief Mike Tusken, former Gov. Mark Dayton and retired 6th District Judge Mark Munger, among others.
No information was immediately available on Weatherly.
None of the challengers has city government experience, and to date none has made formal announcements of their candidacies.
Tuesday is the last day to file for municipal office.