Qualifying for local elections ends

Published 10:02 am Saturday, August 31, 2013

Candidate qualifying for the November municipal elections ended Friday at 4:30 p.m. with scant activity.

In Bainbridge, incumbent Mayor Edward Reynolds will serve another term, as he is unopposed. The same is true for incumbent Council members Glennie Bench and Phil Long. Bench holds the Alderman Post 1, At Large seat and Long represents Post 3, District B. Both are unopposed and will serve another four-year term.

Incumbent Joe Sweet, representing Alderman Post 2, District A, will be challenged by Richard Mosley II, who completed paperwork on Friday.

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In a special election to fill the unexpired term created when Dr. Dean Burke won the state senate election, local businessman Don Whaley was the only candidate to qualify. He will represent Post 6, District B for two years, the unexpired term.

In Climax, Elizabeth Sheddy-Phillips and Sandra C. Thomas qualified for the two city council seats. Incumbent Mayor Charles Hadsock will run unopposed and will serve another term.

Thomas “Dooly” Powell was the only candidate to file for two open councilmember positions in Brinson. Powell will represent Post 2 and there are no candidates for the city council Post 4 position.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5.