Mayor Robert Cluck is running against two familiar faces in his bid for a sixth term in the May 11 election.Cluck, 73, will be running against Chris Dobson and Jerry Pikulinski, who has run against Cluck in 2005, 2007 and 2009. The last day to file for the election was Friday.Only one of the five City Council members seeking re-election is not facing an opponent.District 3 Councilman Robert Rivera, 41, who is seeking a fifth two-year term representing southeast Arlington, does not have an opponent. Rivera is vice president of a commercial real estate company.Dobson is a 34-year-old massage therapist who is studying for a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Texas at Arlington. He ran against the late District 8 at-large Councilman Gene Patrick in 2011 and District 7 at-large Councilman Jimmy Bennett in 2010.Pikulinski, a 74-year-old retired economist, ran against Bennett last year.Cluck, vice president for medical affairs at Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital, has the largest campaign war chest, with more than $110,500 in political contributions as of Jan. 15, according to the city secretary’s office.Kathryn Wilemon, 76, is vying for her sixth term as the District 4 representative for west Arlington. She will face Daniel Ross Wood, a 29-year-old technician. Wilemon has about $4,200 in political contributions, according to her most recent campaign finance report.Lana Wolff, 66, will face the youngest candidate on the ballot in her bid to serve a sixth-term as the District 5 east-central Arlington representative. Christopher McCain, 22, who said he is training to become a second lieutenant in the Army, ran against Wolff in 2011. Wolff has about $1,700 in political contributions, according to reports.Michael Glaspie, 66, is seeking his first full two-year term as the District 8 representative. He won a special election last May to fill Patrick's unexpired term. Glaspie will face two challengers, retired city employee Richard Weber and environmental consultant Joe M. McHaney, 55.Weber, 56, ran against Wilemon in 2009, Patrick in 2007 and former District 6 at-large Councilman Steve McCollum in 2006.Glaspie has about $123 in political contributions after his last campaign, according to records. This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.
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