VALDOSTA -- Day 2 of the 2005 Lowndes County municipal elections qualifying session yielded three new candidates for the upcoming Nov. 8 elections.

Incumbent Robert J.R. Sessions announced he is running for re-election for the District 4 City Council position.

Sessions will compete with candidates David Lee Dempsey and Alvin Payton Jr., who announced their candidacies Monday during Day 1 qualifications.

City Council has three seats open for Districts 2, 4 and 6.

In Lake Park, Ronald Carter announced his position for at-large City Council member. The city has four Council positions open and an opening for mayor.

David Clark qualified Tuesday for the Lowndes County School Board District 5 seat.

The Board is holding a special election to fill the position of Bill Fuqua, who recently resigned.

Qualifying will continue through Friday in the Elections office at 809 N. Patterson St. in Valdosta.

In addition to Valdosta and Lake Park, openings in Hahira include mayor and City Council districts 1 and 4. The City of Dasher has openings for mayor and at-large City Council Posts 1 and 2. For the school systems, the Valdosta Board of Education has openings for Districts 4, 5 and 6, and the Lowndes County Board of Education has an opening for District 5.

For information, call the Elections Office at 333-5100 or email elections@lowndescounty.com.

All municipal city halls will have election information for their municipalities.



To contact Kenna Walsh call 244-3400, ext. 237.



Candidates:



VALDOSTA OFFICES

City Council:

District 2: Incumbent Willie T. Head Jr.

District 4: Incumbent Robert J.R. Sessions; Alvin Payton Jr.; David Lee Dempsey

District 6: Incumbent Robert Yost; Brian Flemming



HAHIRA OFFICES

District 1: Wilmon Jerry Stanley

District 4: Rose M. Adams



LAKE PARK OFFICES

At-Large Council Member: Ronald Carter



DASHER OFFICES

Mayor: Kenneth E. Allen

City Council Post 2: Ronnie Lieupo



LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Special Election, District 5: David Clark



VALDOSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

At-Large: Jeana Fowler Beeland; David S. Waller Sr.

District 4: Joe B. Crane; Mike Pitts

District 5: Trey Sherwood

District 6: Bill Love





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