Jim Donchess

Mayor Jim Donchess is running unopposed in the Nashua mayoral race next fall.

NASHUA — Mayor Jim Donchess will be running unopposed in the city’s upcoming mayoral election.

Donchess, 69, was the only candidate to file his nomination petitions and acceptance petition by Friday’s deadline. The city clerk has already certified his petitions.

Although there were six candidates in the mayoral primary election in 2015, there will be no need for a primary election in 2019.

Donchess’ name will be the only mayoral candidate listed on the ballot during the municipal general election planned for Nov. 5.

“I decided to run because it is a great honor to serve the people of Nashua,” Donchess said recently. “In the next four years I want to continue the good work that we started.”

Donchess, a lawyer by profession, was elected as mayor in the fall of 2015 for a four-year term, but also previously served as the mayor of Nashua from 1984-1991. He also sat on the Board of Aldermen from 1978-1981, and again from 2012-2015.

Once reelected, Donchess said he wants to continue to find ways to expand the tax base by adding more housing and more jobs, he said earlier.

Also on the ballot in November will be nine ward alderman seats and three alderman at-large seats, in addition to five Board of Education positions and two Board of Public Works seats. Nomination petitions for those positions are due between Aug. 27 and Sept. 6.