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Ex-mayor of Baldwin to try to regain post
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The former mayor of Baldwin will try for a comeback Tuesday following his resignation earlier this year for an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the state House.

Mark Reed is one of four candidates seeking the city’s top post. Reed lost to Rick Austin in the race to succeed state Rep. Ben Bridges, R-Cleveland, who did not seek re-election.

Under state law, Reed had to resign to run. However, qualifying for his old post did not begin until after the primary.

Other candidates in the race are Mike Kelley, Thomas Loudermilk and Jerry Neace.

Baldwin, which straddles the Habersham and Banks county lines, will hold its municipal election at city hall, located at 130 Airport Road.

Elections in the town are often controversial and close. Under the city’s charter, the top vote-getter on Tuesday will become mayor. There is no provision for a runoff.

Tuesday is one of the days established by the state to hold special elections.

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