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August 28, 2013

Lowndes County municipal qualifying Day 2

VALDOSTA — A combination of incumbents and newcomers filed to qualify Tuesday as candidates for the Nov. 5 election for various municipal seats within Lowndes County.

In the second day of qualifying, Junior S. Jackson filed as a challenger for the Valdosta City Council District 4 seat held by incumbent Alvin Payton Jr., who filed to qualify Monday. No additional candidates qualified Tuesday for Valdosta City Council Districts 2 and 6; on Monday, Sandra J. Tooley filed for District 2, and incumbent Robert Yost filed for District 6.

No candidates filed Tuesday for the Valdosta school board posts. On Monday, two candidates qualified for the school District 1 seat, of 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 Vanassa Flucas and Warren Lee filed for their respective seats Monday.

Nor were any additional qualifications filed Tuesday for elected offices available in Dasher. On Monday, incumbent Dasher 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.

No one has filed at all for three council seats in Remerton.

In Hahira, incumbent Mayor Wayne Bullard filed Tuesday; he will face two challengers, so far: sitting Hahira City Council member Rose Adams and former City Council member Bruce Cain. On Tuesday, incumbent Terry C. Benjamin filed for reelection for Hahira City Council District 1; Kenneth Davis filed for the special election for the unexpired term of Hahira City Council District 2, which was vacated by Bruce Cain. As for Hahira District 4, H. Mason Barfield filed to qualify Monday.

In Lake Park, Paul Mulkey filed Tuesday for one of four available at-large City Council seats. On Monday, Ronald Carter also filed for one of the Lake Park City Council seats. None of the incumbent council members had filed as of Tuesday; however, incumbent Lake Park Mayor Eric Schindler filed Monday.

Qualifying continues during office hours today 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 elections@lowndescounty.com

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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