Spring primary elections for Owensboro city offices are now history. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Owensboro City Commission approved an ordinance eliminating May primary elections for city offices, allowing all candidates for mayor and city commissioner to advance to the November general election. As previously reported in the Messenger-Inquirer, a new state law that became effective in January allows cities to do away with primaries. However, state, county and federal elections would continue to have primary elections. Two commissioners, Jeff Sanford and Bob Glenn, voted against the move.