To qualify to have their names appear on the general election ballot, the municipal candidates had to file appropriate paperwork and pay their respective qualifying fees by Wednesday afternoon. The deadline for qualifying in Powder Springs is 4:30 p.m. today. There is no election in Marietta.
Acworth has three aldermen posts up for election, but only Post 3 is contested.
The following candidates have qualified to date: incumbent Butch Price for Alderman Post 1; incumbent Gene Pugliese for Alderman Post 2; and incumbent Bob Weatherford and challenger Brett North for Post 3.
In Austell, longtime Mayor Joe Jerkins will be unopposed in November, while two of three city council posts will be contested.
For Ward 2, incumbent Scott Thomas is unopposed; for Ward 4, Lance Lamberton is challenging incumbent Virginia Reagan; for At-Large Post 2, incumbent Randy Green is being opposed by Suzanne A. Thomason.
Kennesaw has the mayor’s office and two council seats up: Post 1 and Post 2.
In a rematch of the 2007 mayoral election, Mayor Mark Mathews will face challenger and former
two-term mayor Leonard Church; incumbent Christina “Cris” Eaton-Welsh of Post 1 will face Kimmarie Seabrook Gollahon; while incumbent Tim Killingsworth faces Jimmy Dickens in the Post 2 race.
Smyrna has the mayor’s office and all seven City Council seats on the ballot.
Candidates who qualified are: Mayor Max Bacon, Alex Backry and Donna Short Woodham for mayor. Ward 1 incumbent Melleny Pritchett is opposed by John Miller; Andrea Blustein is unopposed in open Ward 2 race; incumbent Teri Anulewicz of Ward 3 is unopposed; Ward 4 incumbent Mike McNabb faces Alex Bretch, Judith Causey Jones and Charles “Corkey” Welch; Mike Hyde, Jason Saliba and Susan Dease Wilkinson are running for the open Ward 5 seat; Ward 6 incumbent Wade Lnenicka is unopposed; and Ron Fennel, Garry Osborne, Ziad Salameh and Vic Yankouski are running for the open Ward 7 seat, presently held by longtime Councilman Pete Wood.
Powder Springs will have the mayor’s office and two City Council seats, At-Large Post 1 and At-Large Post 2, on the ballot. Qualifying fees are $540 for mayor and $360 for the council seats. Candidates may file notice and pay their fee in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 4484 Marietta St.
Mayoral candidates who have qualified to date are: Mayor Pat Vaughn, Paul Moore and Richardson, who was fired in February for allegedly selling city property without authorization. At-Large Post 1 incumbent Rosalyn Greene Neal has qualified. And incumbent Tom Bevirt and challenger Chris Wizner have qualified for At-Large Post 2.
Qualifying ends at 4:30 p.m. today.