Mayoral challenger Colin Martin qualified for the May 20 mayoral election Monday, as did the three incumbent councilors who face reelection this year and did not qualify Monday, according to documents provided by the city’s Elections and Registration Office.
District 3 Councilor Bruce Huff, District 5 Councilor Mike Baker and District 7 Councilor Mimi Woodson qualified Tuesday. District 1 Councilor Pops Barnes and District 9 at-large Councilor Judy Thomas qualified Monday.
Also qualifying Tuesday was the first opponent for an incumbent councilor. Felicia Hamilton, a 43-year-old self-employed Fortson woman filed her Declaration of Intention and her qualification affidavit Tuesday.
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson qualified Monday, but declared mayoral candidates Zeph Baker and Ernest Henderson had yet to by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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Nate Sanderson qualified Tuesday, making him the first of the four candidates who have declared for the school board’s at-large seat to do so. Kia Chambers, Owen Ditchfield and Mitch Zamora have yet to qualify.
Muscogee County School Board incumbents Naomi Buckner (District 4) and Mark Cantrell (District 6) qualified Monday with no opposition so far. District 2 incumbent John Wells qualified Monday, as did John “Bart” Steed for Wells’ seat. District 8 incumbent Beth Harris qualified, as did Frank Myers for her seat.
Qualifying closes Friday at noon for the May 20 election.
Martin, a former chamber of commerce vice president who now lists himself as business manager of his wife’s medical practice, will face Tomlinson, an attorney and former executive director of Midtown Inc.
Tomlinson’s 2010 run for mayor was her first venture for elected office. Martin has run for Council, losing to Councilor Glenn Davis in 2002, and also ran a campaign against the 1999 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which passed.
Elsewhere, Post 4 incumbent Walter F. Rosso qualified Tuesday to run for re-election on the Chattahoochee County Commission.
Mayor: Incumbent Teresa Tomlinson, Colin Martin
State Court judge: Incumbent Andy Prather
District 1: Pop Barnes
District 3: Bruce Huff
District 5: Mike Baker
District 7: Mimi Woodson
District at large: Incumbent Judy Thomas, Felicia Hamilton
District 2: Incumbent John Wells, John “Bart” Steed
District 4: Incumbent Naomi Buckner
District 6: Incumbent Mark Cantrell
District 8: Incumbent Beth Harris, Frank Myers
At-large District: Nate Sanderson
District 2: Morgan Marlowe
District 7: LaTrenda Tyler-Jones
District 1: Incumbent Charles Wyatt (R)
District 2: Andrew Sivell (R)
District 3: Incumbent Becky Langston, Marcus Bice (R)
Post 3: Incumbent Gerald Douglas
Post 4: Incumbent Walter F. Rosso
Post 5: Incumbent Donald Moore