Three more qualify in Brundidge

Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 13, 2012

There are only two more days that potential candidates can qualify for the August municipal elections.

Three new candidates emerged at the end of the week in Brundidge. Betty Baxter is running for the District 1 council seat, Isabell Boyd hopes to be the councilmember for District 5 and Jamie Lee Powell wants to be the city’s next mayor.

Troy hasn’t had any new qualifiers since Monday and city officials in Goshen and Banks have yet to report any candidates who have qualified for their August elections.

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Qualifying opened on July 3 and most races in Troy and Brundidge are opposed.

In Troy, current District 3 Councilman Jason Reeves has qualified as a mayoral candidate; incumbent Charlie Dunn qualified in District 1, so did Shelby Tuck; Greg Meeks is hoping to step into the District 2 council seat as his father departs his duties there; Marcus Paramore and Todd Kreis have both qualified for District 3; incumbent Johnny Witherington hopes to be re-elected to the District 4 council spot, but Nancy Scott also wants that seat; and incumbent Wanda Moultry and Dejerilyn Henderson hope to represent District 5.

In Brundidge, incumbent Mayor Jimmy Ramage and Michael Foster both qualified in hopes of representing Brundidge as mayor for the next four years; incumbent Lawrence Bowdin would like to continue on as the District 1 councilmember; Arthur Griffin, incumbent councilmember, qualified for District 2, as did former councilmember Jaine Treadwell; Andrea Bailey, Margaret Ross, Anthony Foster and Terry Casey would like to claim the District 3 spot on the city council; incumbent Cynthia Pearson hopes to continue on as the representative for District 4, but Byron Gaynor also wants that seat; and Steven Coleman, incumbent, is running again for District 5.

Qualifying ends at 5 p.m. on July 17.