Qualifying in three Cobb cities closed Wednesday afternoon, and qualifying in two others is still underway.

Qualifying for the Nov. 5 elections in Acworth, Austell and Kennesaw closed at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Smyrna’s qualifying opened Tuesday and closes Thursday, and Powder Springs’ opened Wednesday and ends Friday.

The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration will host municipal voting for all cities except Acworth, which will host its own elections.

Marietta will not host elections this year. The city’s mayor, council members and school board members were all on the ballot in 2017 and elected to four-year terms.

All municipal elections are nonpartisan and do not require a primary election.

Here are the names of those who have qualified so far:


Board of Aldermen seats, at-large

Post 1

♦ Butch Price, (I)

♦ Crystal Bailey Williams

Post 2

♦ Gene Pugliese, (I)

Post 3

♦ Brett North, (I)

♦ Salome Sadera



♦ Ollie Clemons, (I)

♦ Chris Djonis

♦ Ikaika Anderson

♦ Cindy Thompson

Council seats, at-large

Post 2

♦ Valarie Anderson, (I)

Council seats by ward

Ward 2

♦ Shontae Brown

♦ Devon Myrick

Ward 4

♦ Sandra Leverette, (I)



♦ Derek Easterling, (I)

Council seats, at large

Post 1

♦ James Eaton, (I)

♦ Antonio Jones

♦ Karen Gitau

Post 2

♦ Tracey Viars, (I)



♦ Alex Backry

♦ Ryan Campbell

♦ Laura Mireles

♦ Derek Norton

♦ Steven Rasin

Council seats, by ward

Ward 1

♦ Glenn Pickens

Ward 2

♦ Austin Wagner

Ward 3

♦ Travis Lindley

Ward 4

♦ Charles Welch, (I)

Ward 5

♦ Suz Kaprich

♦ James Smith

♦ Susan Wilkinson, (I)

Ward 6

♦ Tim Gould, (I)

Ward 7

♦ David Monroe

♦ Lewis Wheaton

Smyrna’s qualifying period continues through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour lunch break at noon. Qualifying will be held in the human resources room at the Smyrna City Hall, 2800 King St.

Powder Springs


♦ Al Thurman, (I)

Council seats, at-large

Post 1

♦ Patrick Bordelon, (I)

♦ Larry Thomas

Post 2

♦ Nancy Hudson

♦ Patricia Wisdom, (I)

Qualifying in Powder Springs continues through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour lunch break at 1 p.m. Qualifying will be held in the second floor conference room at the Powder Springs City Hall, 2282 Marietta St.

For more information on the upcoming municipal elections, visit www.cobbelections.org. For more information on Acworth’s elections, visit acworth.org/residents/election_information.

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