Five people are running for three available seats on the Nogales City Council: Saulo Bonilla, Mary Darling, Nubar Hanessian, Jorge Maldonado and Liza Montiel.

Hanessian and Maldonado are incumbents. Darling is a write-in candidate.

City elections are nonpartisan, meaning candidates don’t run as a member of a political party. Even so, the city holds a primary election to be decided on Aug. 4, during which candidates who earn votes on 50 percent plus one of the ballots cast are elected outright. If any of the three seats is not won during the primary, they will be put on the general election ballot in November.

Councilmembers serve a four-year term and earn a monthly stipend of $25.

The Nogales International recently interviewed the five candidates via telephone. They were given one minute to answer each question and the questions were not provided in advance.

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