VOTE 2018: Fayetteville City Council candidate information


All voters in Fayetteville have a choice to make when selecting a new City Council representative this year.

Meet the Candidates

The following candidates have responded to a request from the Fayetteville Flyer for more information about their candidacy in the Nov. 6 election.

Ward 1
Sonia Gutierrez
Kris Paxton
Olivia Trimble

Ward 2
Martin Bemberg
Raymond Burks
Mark Kinion

Ward 3
Lucas Regnier
Sloan Scroggin

Ward 4
Adam Fire Cat
John La Tour
Teresa Turk

Campaign Finances

State law requires any opposed municipal candidate who received or spent more than $500 to file official reports with the county clerk’s office.

» See our 2018 pre-election campaign report

At least two candidates are running in each of the city’s four wards in 2018.

Sonia Gutierrez, Kris Paxton and Olivia Trimble are running in Ward 1. The winner will replace Adella Gray, who is not seeking a fourth term on the council.

In Ward 2, Council member Mark Kinion faces Martin Bemberg and Raymond Burks. Kinion is seeking a third term on the council.

Lucas Regnier and Sloan Scroggin each hope to fill the seat currently held by Justin Tennant in Ward 3. Tennant has served since 2010, but is not seeking another four-year term.

In Ward 4, incumbent John La Tour faces Adam Fire Cat and Teresa Turk. La Tour is seeking a second term on the council.

(Note: Use the links in the box to the right for information on each candidate.)

It’s the second election in a row with no unopposed City Council candidates in Fayetteville. Justin Tennant (Ward 3) ran unopposed in 2014, while Sarah Marsh (Ward 1) and Martin Schoppmeyer (Ward 3) had no opponents in 2012, and Adella Gray (Ward 1) and Tennant ran unopposed in 2010.

Early voting is underway at four locations in Fayetteville. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

To find voter registration information, and election day polling locations, visit

Sample ballots and a list of candidates are available at