Harlem residents will be voting to fill three of the city's elected positions in November's election.
The terms of two city councilmen - John Thigpen and Rudolph Dixon - and Scott Dean's first mayoral term will expire at the end of the year.
The Harlem city council voted at a July 17 meeting to set Aug. 28-30 as the dates for candidates to qualify to run for the three seats.
Dean, 36, was elected in November 2002 to serve the city's first four-year mayoral term after resigning from his city council term.
Dean, who said he will run for a second mayoral term, said he is running again "to continue the progress that we have made and complete some of the projects that we have ongoing."
Dixon, a four-term city council veteran and retired United Methodist minister, filled the remaining four or five months of Dean's city council term when he resigned to run for mayor.
Dixon said Friday that he has still not decided whether he will run for a fifth city council term.
Thigpen was elected to his first term on the council in 2002. He said he plans to run for the seat again.
"I've had folks ask me about it, so a lot of them want to see me doing it (running) again," Thigpen said. "(I plan on) keeping doing it as long they'll have me."
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