Here is a chance to catch up on who’s who on local Nov. 7 ballots as of the end of qualifying Aug. 25. Write-in candidates have not been announced. Hapeville, Palmetto and Union City do not have any.
Chattahoochee Hills mayoral candidates are incumbent Tom Reed and retiree Marcia C. Lee. For its two city council seats, District 2 incumbent Richard Schmidt is unopposed and District 4 pits retiree Alan Merrill against aviation consultant Rebekah Michaels.
College Park’s Ward 2 City Councilman Joe Carn reupped and has opposition in Derrick Taylor. Ward 4 City Councilman Roderick Gay will compete against Stacie W. Alexander and Ronald Fears.
East Point candidates for mayor are Ward D City Councilwoman Deana Holiday Ingraham, Clyde K. Mitchell and Marcel L. Reed. Ward A City Councilwoman Sharon Shropshire threw her hat in the ring again. She may face opposition from a write-in candidate. Ward B City Councilwoman Karen René will face challenger Marie Terry William. Ward C is a race between City Councilwoman Nanette Saucier, Colbert L. Lovett and former Mayor Earnestine D. Pittman. Ward D candidates are former District 62 candidate Joshua B. Butler IV and Mark T. Fields.
Fairburn needs a new mayor; City Councilwoman Elizabeth Carr Hurst was the sole qualifier. Candidates for three city council seats are incumbents Alex Heath and Hattie Portis-Jones plus challengers Audrey Horn, Chuck Cusumano, Orlando King, Shelby Phillips, Ulysses Smallwood, James Sumners, Jenell McCrory and Andy W. Anderson Jr.
Hapeville also needs three city council members. In Ward 1, incumbent Josh Powell faces Brendan Dalton and Mark C. Adams. Ward 2 candidates are Chloe Alexander and Christian Phillips. John Stavley, Travis Horsley and 2015 candidate Rod Mack are running at-large.
Palmetto’s slate for three city council seats is challenger Bonnie Turner Lackey and incumbents Tara Miller, Laura Mullis and Michael Arnold.
Union City Mayor Vince Williams and city council members Angelette Mealing and Shayla Nealy have reupped and face no opposition.
Fulton County District 4 candidates are Kathryn Flowers, Natalie Hall and Steven D. Lee Sr.