Municipal Qualifying Begins Today

Candidate qualifying for municipal elections begins today.

That includes the city of Toccoa, where two seats will be on the November ballot.

Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. today.

Wheeler said those interested in running for a city commission seat should come to her office in order to put their name in the hat.

“The qualifying fee for any candidate vying for a position in Post 3 or Post 5 is $252,” said Wheeler.  “There will be an affidavit they need to sign, verifying they are running and declaring which post they are running for.”

Qualifying ends Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The two Toccoa City Commission seats up for grabs are Post 3 and Post 5, which are currently held by Andy Pavliscsak and Ron Seib, respectively.

Both Pavliscsak and Seib have stated previously that they did not intend to run for re-election.

Already, two candidates have announced their intention to run for the city commission.

Jeanette Jamieson said she will run for the seat held by Pavliscsak, while Evan Hellenga said he will run for the seat held by Seib.

For more information on qualifying for the Toccoa municipal election, contact Wheeler at 706-282-3225.

Meanwhile, municipal qualifying is also taking place this week for elections in Martin and Avalon.