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August 27, 2013

Who qualified for Lowndes municipalities Monday?

VALDOSTA — The first day of candidate qualifying for municipalities in Lowndes County witnessed several newcomers seeking office while several incumbents filed for reelection bids.

For Valdosta City Council, incumbent Councilmembers Alvin Payton Jr. and Robert Yost each filed to qualify for their respective District 4 and District 6 seats. Sandra J. Tooley filed for the District 2 seat, currently held by Councilmember Deidra White, according to the Lowndes County Board of Elections’ day-end results Monday.

For Valdosta City School Board, two candidates qualified for the District 1 seat, to which incumbent Annie Fisher has said she will not seek reelection; they are Lizzie Shumphard and Edgar Cornelius Tooley. For District 2 and District 3, both incumbents Vanessa Flucas and Warren Lee filed for their respective seats.

For the City of Dasher, incumbent Mayor G.R. Holton filed to seek reelection, and incumbent Councilmembers Julian Copeland and Donald Bryan respectively filed to seek reelection to Post 1 and Post 2.

For the City of Hahira, former City Councilmember Bruce Cain and sitting District 4 Councilmember Rose Adams filed to qualify for the mayoral race, a seat which is currently held by Wayne Bullard. Cain stepped down from his District 2 seat to run for mayor; a special election is being held for District 2, but no one filed for the seat Monday. With Adams’ seat up for election this year, she can remain a sitting councilmember until year’s end. As for District 4, H. Mason Barfield filed to qualify Monday. No one filed Monday for District 1, held by Councilmember Terry Benjamin.

For the City of Lake Park, incumbent Mayor Eric Schindler filed for reelection. With four available at-large council spots available, only one candidate, Ronald Carter, filed for office Monday.

The City of Remerton has three spots open but no one filed Monday.

Qualifying continues office hours today, Wednesday and Thursday and through 4:30 p.m. Friday, Lowndes County Board of Elections, 2808 N. Oak St. More information: Call (229) 671-2850; or fax (229) 333-5199; or email

Meanwhile, citizens may register to vote up to 30 days prior to the Nov. 5 election. Early voting starts Oct. 14.


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