So far, Grant Mabie is only candidate to file for Crestwood mayor; filing continues through Aug. 21


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Grant Mabie

Above: Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie and others elected in the April election are sworn in by City Clerk Helen Ingold.

So far, Crestwood has just one candidate for its special election for mayor in November to replace former Mayor Gregg Roby, who resigned in June due to health reasons.

The special election to elect the new Crestwood mayor is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The only publicly announced candidate, Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie, filed for the seat Monday. No one else has filed for the seat. Filing opened July 17 and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, who is the president of the Board of Aldermen, was sworn in as acting mayor after Roby’s resignation. But he told the Call that he was not sure if he would run for the permanent position.

In a Facebook post before filing opened, Mabie wrote that he decided to announce his candidacy after consulting with Roby, Kennedy, multiple aldermen and family.

Mabie was re-elected to the board in April in one of the largest margins of victory for an alderman in more than 20 years. He was unopposed for his seat in 2015, and lost a previous race in 2013.

In his Facebook post announcing his run for mayor, Mabie wrote, “I want to continue to build on the positive progress the city has made the last few years. … Thank you in advance for your support.”