Voters will be deciding on mayor, three at-large council members and a law director.

GREEN  Voters will see several races on the May 7 ballot to narrow the pool of candidates for the November election.

Voters will be deciding on mayor, three at-large council members and a law director.

Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer is running for re-election and is being challenged by current Green School Board member Mark Herdlick, Ward 4 Councilman Matthew Shaughnessy and Kristy Doering.

The top two vote-getters in the May primary will move on to the November election. An incumbent for city mayor hasn’t faced a primary since 1997.

For Green City Council at-large, current councilman Chris Humphrey is termed out and both Justin Speight and Steven Dyer are running for re-election. Also running for the position is former councilman David France, who ran for mayor four years ago against Neugebauer. Other candidates running for the three spots are Desmond Wertheimer, Justin Leonti, Clark Anthony DeVitis, James Carr and Richard Brandenburg.

The primary will narrow the at-large candidates from eight to six.

With the passage of Issue 14 to make Green’s law director an elected position, six candidates have thrown their hat into the race.

Running for the position is former law director Stephen Pruneski, who worked under former mayors Dick Norton and Dan Croghan before he resigned in March 2016. Also running for the position is Lisa Dean, Robert Duffrin, John Greven, Rhonda Kotnik and Daniel Walpole.

The top two vote-getters will move to the November ballot.

The Summit County Board of Elections still must confirm the signatures on the petitions to make sure they are valid, which they expect to do by Feb. 19.