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3 more area incumbents file to run for office
Election is Nov. 8
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Three area incumbents filed paperwork Tuesday to qualify to run for their seats in this November’s election.

Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras of Ward 3 joined two other council incumbents, Bob Hamrick and Ruth Bruner, in qualifying to run for office.

 Also, Gainesville Board of Education member Willie Mitchell, Ward 3, filed to run for re-election Tuesday.

Mitchell joins Gainesville Board of Education members Maria Calkins, Ward 2, and Sammy Smith, Ward 5, who filed documents Monday.

Seats are open on the City Council and Board of Education for Wards 2, 3 and 5. Qualifying began Monday and ends today.

Interested parties can file paperwork at the Joint Administration Building, 300 Henry Ward Way. The fee is $605.03 for the council and $157.93 for the school board.

Elsewhere, Oakwood City Councilwoman Martha Collins of Post 4 joins Montie Robinson of Post 5 in turning in paperwork to seek another four-year term.

 Councilman Gary Anderson of Post 3 has said he hasn’t decided whether to seek re-election.

Qualifying runs until 4 p.m. today and takes place at City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle. The fee is $216.

Cities across Georgia are accepting paperwork from candidates this week as they prepare for municipal elections. Qualifying ends on Friday for many area cities and towns.

The election is Nov. 8.