Qualifying for Municipal Elections Continues Today

Qualifying for municipal elections moves into its third day today.

In Toccoa, two candidates have qualified for the city commission seats open this November.

Former State Representative Jeanette Jamieson qualified Tuesday for Post 3 on the city commission.  Previously, City Planning Commission Member Evan Hellenga had qualified for Post 5 on the city commission Monday.

Post 3 and Post 5 are the two seats up for election this November

Andy Pavliscsak currently holds the Post 3 seat, while Ron Seib currently holds the Post 5 seat.  Both of them have stated previously that they did not intend to run for re-election.

Qualifying for the Toccoa municipal election continues through 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Any residents of Toccoa interested in filing to run for one of the two city commission seats should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at her office in Toccoa City Hall in downtown Toccoa.

Candidates will have to fill out an affidavit and pay a qualifying fee of $252.

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

Meanwhile in Martin, all three incumbents, Mayor Don Foster and Council Members Sandi Stovall and Roger Looney, have all qualified for re-election.

Anyone wishing to qualify for the mayor’s race or council races in Martin must do so at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office during business hours before 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Registrar’s Office is located in the ground floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

The qualifying fee for mayor in Martin is $111 and for council member in Martin, it is $90.

For more information on qualifying in Martin, call Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley at 706-886-8954.

Finally, today is the last day of qualifying for municipal elections in Avalon.  Interested candidates have until 4:30 p.m. today to qualify at Avalon City Hall, located at 15 Avalon Road.

The mayor’s seat and all five council seats are up for election this year in Avalon.