Vote is today: Polls open at 7 a.m. for Brundidge, Troy municipal elections

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Municipal elections are today in Troy and Brundidge with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Both cities have contested mayoral races and two contested council races.

In Troy, incumbent mayor Jason Reeves faces challengers Olanda Hardy and Raymond Sexton.

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District 1 is also up for grabs after sitting councilman Charlie “Sarge” Dunn announced that he would not be running for reelection. Robert Jones, Anthony Jackson, Matthew Jordan, Clarence Scott and Mary Helen Collins are competing for the empty spot.

Former councilwoman Wanda Moultry is challenging District 5 incumbent Dejerilyn King Henderson.

In Brundidge, Mayor Jimmy Ramage opened the door for a wide-open mayoral race by announcing that he would instead be running for District 4.

The six candidates in competition for mayor are Isabell Boyd, Jamie Powell, Charlie Harris, Lawrence Bowden, Cynthia Pearson and Johnny Ross.

Byron Gaynor is challenging Ramage for the District 4 seat.

James Jones, Chris Foster and Ira Lampley are running for the District 5 seat.

Goshen is not having an election today, as only one candidate qualified for mayor and only five qualified to serve on the town council. Sitting councilman Darren Jordan will be the new mayor and sitting mayor Jack Waller will serve on the council.

Banks will also not have an election due to a lack of candidates.