After filing week, both Arlington and Marysville mayors will face challengers, but not until the November general election.
Mike Patrick of Marysville will take on Jon Nehring, while Barb Tolbert will face Don Vanney Jr.
A primary election in August will be needed to cut other races down to the two top voter-getters for November.
Longtime Marysville school board member Tom Albright is one. He is being challenged by both Ryan Muri and Halleh Stickels.
Another incumbent, Mariana Maksimos, is being challenged by Kona Farry and Paul Galovin.
Five people, including longtime councilman Jeff Siebert, are running for the City Council spot being vacated by Rob Toyer, who will take on Brian Sullivan for Snohomish County treasurer.
Others going for that council spot are Kelly J. Richards, Leguang “Noah” Rui, Todd Fahlman and Gary Kemp. Other primaries will take place at the county level with eight people filing for county council position 2 and three for council position 3.
Moving on to November are two candidates for county auditor, sheriff and two superior court judge spots.
For Marysville City Council, incumbent Stephen Muller picked up a late challenge from Katherine E. Iverson.
Others moving on to the general are:
•In Lakewood, Steven Larson has filed to run against Jeremy Toponce for school board.
•For Arlington City Council, incumbent Sue Weiss has a challenger in Michele Blythe.
•Sheri T. Kelly for Arlington Public Schools against Jim Weiss.
•Jeff Sinker will take on Greg Oakes of Arlington for the North County Regional Fire Authority.
Candidates without challengers include: incumbent Pete Lundberg for Marysville school board; Ric Cade of Arlington for North County Regional Fire District; Michael Ray for Arlington Public Schools; Jennifer Mullin of Arlington for Hospital District 3; Ryan Hudson of Tulalip for Fire District 15; Lakewood school candidates Leaha Boser and Lawrence Bean; Arlington City Council incumbents Marilyn Oertle and Mike Hopson; Kamille Norton for Marysville City Council; Arlington Public Schools has Mary Levesque for District 4; Fire District 21 shows Eric Nordstrom of Arlington filing; John V. Meno of Arlington filed for Position 1 for Hospital District 3; Steve Ramey of Arlington filed for Fire District 25; and John Engels of Silvana for Fire District 19.