Republican Carol Kearney has withdrawn her name for this year's council contest, citing personal reasons. Kearney will be replaced by newcomer Michael Martin. Martin is joining incumbent councilman Timothy Hak on the ballot, according to the local GOP chairperson. The former council president is pursuing a second 3 year term.
The Garwood Democratic Committee has also replaced one of its council candidates for this fall's election. Ann Palmer has replaced Michael Wilson who stepped down after the primary election, also for personal reasons, reports say.