Bill and Don Rice had contemplated running for Ada City Council before, but the timing never seemed right.

This year, the timing worked out.

The Ada brothers have thrown their hats into the ring for this year’s city council primary election, which is set for March 5. Don Rice is running against Mayor Greg McCortney for the at-large position on the council, and his younger brother, Bill, is competing against incumbent Councilman Darrell Nemecek for the Ward 3 seat.

Only two candidates have filed for each vacancy on the city council, so there will not be a general election in April. That means the winners of the primary election will capture the open seats.

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