3 new candidates for Owensboro mayor

New Media Producer: Mike Mardis

Three candidates are on the ballot for Owensboro mayor and the top two vote getters will advance to the general election.

The candidates are Ron Payne, a former Owensboro City Manager who wants more development downtown, and Jeff Stanford, who said he's running for mayor because City Hall needs to be more open for a better dialogue with Owensboro residents.

Also running is Al Mattingly, who is currently a City Commissioner. Mattingly said he wants to bring the community together to move it forward.

Current Mayor Tom Watson is not seeking re-election.