Springfield City Clerk Anita Cotter has certified 13 applicants for the City Council election on April 4.
Five City Council Seats and the office of Mayor are up for grabs. Zone 2 Councilman Tom Prater, who was appointed last September after Justin Burnett resigned, must run for his seat. He faces one opponent: Helen Gunther.
Current council members Ken McClure and Kristi Fulnecky are running for mayor.
There are three candidate for General Seat A: incumbent Jan Fisk will face Jesse Coulter and Allan Kemper.