The race is on in Ward 2 for a seat on the City Council.
Arthur Athas, a semi-retired teacher who is wrapping up his fourth consecutive term on the council, is seeking two more years to continue working on issues in his ward, which includes much of downtown Peabody.
Athas is facing his first challenge since winning the seat in 2005 now from Pete McGinn.
McGinn, who has family history in Peabody politics and has been active himself in various projects and city boards over the years, is making his first bid for elected office.
We caught up with both candidates recently for a Q&A on some of the most pressing issues for both the ward and the city. Click on the links below for each Q&A.