Ploylapat Singtothong will take on longtime PAO President Wittaya Kunplome in the Dec. 20 provincial elections. She registered to run on the first day applications could be filed Nov. 2.
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Challengers signed up for some or all of the 42 Chonburi PAO Council seats before the Nov. 6 deadline. Nine of those council seats represent Banglamung District, which includes Pattaya.
Wittaya, the second-oldest son of the late Somchai Kunplome, has been the head of the PAO for more than a decade, winning reelection by 2-1 margins.