After Mankato Mayor Eric Anderson announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election this fall, five candidates have filed for the seat.

Mankato residents Honey C. Burg, Shari Kagermeier, Toby Leonard, Najwa Massad and Nick Tracy have put in a bid to be the next Mayor. A primary election will be held on August 14 to narrow the field down to two.

The filing period runs through Tuesday.