Three more candidates entered the field for Durham's city elections today, and a fourth announced he will be going in.
Ralph McKinney, who made an unsuccessful run for City Council 10 years ago, became the first challenger to Mayor Bill Bell's bid for re-election to a sixth consecutive term.
McKinney filed as a candidate today, while Sylvester Williams, an East Durham minister who ran unsuccessfully for city council in 2009, announced he will file for mayor Friday morning.
Solomon Burnette, a political newcomer, and John Tarantino, who has previously run for City Council, School Board and state Senate — without success — filed for at-large Council seats.
Their addition makes seven candidates vying for three at-large seats, including two-term incumbents Eugene Brown and Diane Catotti. Candidate filing closes at noon Friday.