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Battle for council seat

Although this is an off election year, the race for Ironton City Council has the makings of a standoff between two current councilmen.

Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Although this is an off election year, the race for Ironton City Council has the makings of a standoff between two current councilmen.

Bob Vaughn, whose four-year term expires this year, will square off against councilman Richard Price. Hilda Davidson is also seeking the seat.

Price currently fills an unexpired term left vacant by Joseph Black and is required to run for his seat this election. If Price is elected, he will have a two-year position on city council. Vaughn decided not to run for the four-year term, but seeks Price’s two-year seat on council.

Vaughn said he decided to run for the unexpired term when he, "found out Richard was running unopposed." Vaughn said that he thought "someone should run against him (Price)."

Vaughn said he thought the move to go after Price’s seat wasn’t risky and that he preferred to run "head-to-head."

Price, when asked about Vaughn’s statements, stated that as long as people get enough signatures to run and pay the filing fee, they have the "right to do whatever they want."

Price has filled the seat since July of 2000. The appointment to the council was the first political position he held, although he has run for school board in the past.