Valdosta Daily Times

August 29, 2013

More municipal candidates qualify

Dean Poling
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — A few new candidates filed Wednesday to qualify in the Nov. 5 municipal elections in Lowndes County.

Meanwhile, after three days of qualifying, no one has filed to run for three open, at-large seats for the Remerton City Council. Qualifying continues today and Friday.

Filing to qualify Wednesday are:

—  John Hogan for Valdosta City Council District 2. Earlier this week, Sandra J. Tooley also qualified for this seat. The seat is currently held by incumbent Diedra White.

— Richard S. Miller filed as a challenger for Valdosta City Council District 6 to incumbent Robert Yost who filed earlier this week.

— Traci Selph Davis filed for the special election for Hahira City Council District 2. Kenneth Davis filed earlier this week.

Other candidates filing to qualify earlier this week are:

— Valdosta City Council District 4: incumbent Alvin Payton Jr.; Junior S. Jackson.

— Valdosta School Board District 1: Lizzie Shumphard; Edgar Cornelius Tooley. Incumbent Annie Fisher is not seeking reelection.

— Valdosta School Board District 2: incumbent Vanassa Flucas.

— Valdosta School Board District 3: incumbent Warren Lee.

— Dasher Mayor: incumbent G.R. Holton.

— Dasher City Council Post 1: incumbent Julian Copeland.

— Dasher City Council Post 2: incumbent Donald Bryan.

— Hahira Mayor: Former District 2 City Council member Bruce Cain, sitting City Council member Rose Adams, incumbent Mayor Wayne Bullard.

— Hahira City Council District 1: incumbent Terry C. Benjamin.

— Hahira City Council District 4: H. Mason Barfield.

— Lake Park Mayor: incumbent Eric Schindler.

— Lake Park City Council, with four at-large seats: Ronald Carter, Paul Mulkey. No incumbents had filed to qualify by Wednesday.

Qualifying continues during office hours today 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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