As previously speculated on this Blog, there are now officially* five candidates in the At-Large City Council race, as of today. Brandon Ross has joined the field with Mike Wright, Matt Hayek, Terry Smith, and incumbent, Dee Vanderhoef.
What this means is there will be a primary and folks are going to spend money they may not have counted on spending for the October primary.
Ross, who has run twice before, is a dyed-in-the-wool progressive and it leads to speculation that his candidacy could play a spoiler role.
Tim Judd, who was also slated to run for an Al-Large seat has not filed his paperwork at this hour with the Iowa City Clerk's office.
* Ross' signature must be verified.