Valleybrook resident Darren Gladden was the lone township resident to file as an independent candidate in this November's Township Council race.
The deadline for independent candidates to file was 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Gladden will run under the name "Conservative Independent." His petition had 124 signatures when he dropped it off to the Camden County Clerk's Office, in Camden, Tuesday morning.
With Gladden officially joining the field Tuesday, there are now nine total candidates seeking four Council seats.
The Democratic slate includes two incumbents—Council President Glen Bianchini and Vice President Orlando Mercado—and Tracey Trotto and Samuel M. Siler, who previously served on Council.
The Republican candidates for Council are Linda Musser, who is a member of the Township Planning Board, Samuel Garro, Erica Weissmann and Barbara Ashton.
Councilwoman Crystal Evans did not file to run as an independent candidate, as some had speculated she might have been planning to do when she did not file for Tuesday's primary by the April 11 deadline.
The only way the incumbent councilwoman could seek re-election at this point is to take the place of one of the nine candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot.
It is almost certain Evans, a registered Democrat who has distanced herself from the Democratic Party in the township over the last two years, won't be welcomed on the Democratic ticket.