Written by Judy Davids.
Voters in Royal Oak will select three of four candidates for four-year terms on the City Commission on Nov. 5.
The deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the ballot was 4 p.m. Tuesday. Sharlan Douglas, Diane Hargan, Jeremy Mahrle and David Poulton are on the ballot, according to the Royal Oak’s Clerk's office.
Mayor Jim Ellison is also on the ballot seeking his fifth two-year term and will run unopposed.
The mayor is paid $40 per meeting, up to a maximum of $2,000 per year. Commissioners are paid $20 per meeting, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.
Current Royal Oak City Commissioner Jim Rasor did not file to run again, according to the clerk's office.
Rasor, an attorney, has served on the City Commission since December 2009. He founded the Rasor Law Firm, located in Royal Oak, in 1994.
Oct. 7 is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in Royal Oak's Nov. 5 general election. Residents can register to vote at the City Clerk's office or any Secretary of State office.