The final list of candidates for the Representative Town Meeting has been released by Town Clerk Patricia Strauss, and incumbents from eight of the nine districts will have challengers in the fall election.
District 7 -- with incumbents John Klinge, Stephen Rubin, Arthur Ashman and Allen Bomes -- is the only district in the legislative body where four incumbents are running unopposed.
Each district elects the four delegates who receive the most votes. Candidates are not identified by political party affiliation.
Of the 36 current members of the RTM, 29 are running for re-election to a two-year term in the Nov. 5 election. Petitioning candidates had to gather signatures from 25 voters in their district to qualify to be on the ballot.
In District 1, three incumbents seeking re-election are Don Bergmann, Matthew Mandell and Diane Cady. The challengers are Chris Tait and Ellen van Dorsten.
In District 2, the three incumbents are Catherine Calise, Louis Mall and Jay Keenan. Challengers are Harris Falk, Neil Phillips, Joseph Arcudi and Craig Fisher.
In District 3, three incumbents running again are Lyn Hogan, Jimmy Izzo and Bill Meyer. The challengers are Nora Ray, Sylina Levy and Medha Thomas.
In District 4, the four incumbents are Jeff Wieser, Jonathan Cunitz, David Floyd and Clarissa Moore. The challengers are Susan Staub and Kristan Hamlin.
In District 5, the three incumbents seeking new terms are Dewey Loselle, John Suggs and Paul Rossi. Challenging them are Peter Gold and Seth Braunstein.
In District 6, the three incumbents are Cathy Talmadge, Paul Lebowitz and Hope Feller. The challengers are Cornelia Olsen and Brandi Briggs.
In District 8, the four incumbents are Lois Schine, Carla Rea, Wendy Batteau and Lee Arthurs. Challengers are Walter Gint, Peter Knight and Joseph Mechanic.
In District 9, the two incumbents are Eileen Flug and Velma Heller. The challengers are Kenneth de Sanctis, Sal Liccione, Kate Boyle Kirby, Sheri Howie Valente and Rick Weber.