Permanent Secretary Sombun Chumpalee accepted filing statements from ex-Councilman Nattachai Saengsri and two-term mayor Pairoj Oct. 22. His term expired Oct. 18.
The Sattahip Yuk Mai Party challenger won the right to be listed first on the ballot as supporters cheered on their candidates.
Nattachai Saengsri (left) and Pairoj Malakul Na Ayuthaya (right) listen to find out who will be listed where on the ballet. Nattachai won position 1, with Pairoj winning position 2.
Nattachai, who also is a former village head of Sattahip Moo 6, unveiled his campaign slogan of “Dependable, All the Way.” He’d previously beat out a well-known Royal Thai Navy officer for the council seat.
Pairoj touted his accomplishments in fixing roads, supporting education and championing flood control.