Knoxville will have two contested city council races in this fall's primary. The deadline to return petitions to run as a candidate ended at noon Thursday.
Two current council members will face new competition. In district four, Rick Staples is running against councilman Nick Della Volpe. In district six, Pete Drew is challenging Daniel Brown.
Current council-members Nick Pavlis, Duane Grieve and Brenda Palmer will run unopposed.