Maggie Valley’s Mayor Pro Tem Saralyn Price (1, 2) will be running for mayor as a write-in, as had been speculated. Maggie Valleyites had been expecting Mayor Ron DeSimone to be a shoe-in for re-election, but he died in a construction accident right after the filing period ended. Some felt a need to run somebody from DeSimone’s side of the aisle, speaking metaphorically as this is a nonpartisan election. In light of the term staggering, Price’s fellow aldermen refused to appoint her to fill the vacant mayor’s seat so, if she loses the mayoral race, she may continue to serve on the board.