Four men will compete in an October special election to fill Bellevue's vacant city council seat.
The filing deadline for the Oct. 15 election was Friday.
The seat has been vacant since March, when former councilman Scott Houghtaling moved away.
Ward 1 residents will choose among local businessman Dave Compton, building inspector Steven Carmichael — who lost the election to Houghtaling— IT technician Steve Dawes and financial representative Michael Knebel.
Former councilman Chuck Fredrick had filed to run for the seat, but later withdrew.
There has been much disagreement over the open council seat.
Three members of the City Council voted down two of the mayor's picks for the spot. At first they said Compton was more qualified than the mayor's appointee, then later argued that having a special election was the most democratic way to go.
Mayor Rita Sanders opposed the special election because of the cost, but capitulated after the council members said they would not approve anyone she nominated.
Neither man the mayor nominated filed to run in the special election.