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Candidates for Nov. 3 municipal elections
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Election 2009

What: Municipal elections for cities in Hall and nearby counties
Voter registration deadline: Oct. 5
Election Day: Nov. 3
Runoff: Dec. 1, if needed
More information: Hall County Elections Office, 2285 Browns Bridge Road, 770-531-6945.
Secretary of State’s office poll locator

The following are candidates who have qualified for the Nov. 3 municipal elections in Northeast Georgia cities; (I) denotes an incumbent.

Hall County

Clermont: Mayor, James Nix (I); City Council, Lynn Adams, James "Sonny" Helton (I), Mary Ellen Rogers

Flowery Branch: Mayor, Diane Hirling (I); City Council, Post 3, Stacy Carlson, Kristopher Yardley; Post 4, James Miller, Otto Mutzberg; Post 5, Christopher Bozeman, Tara Richards

Gainesville: City Council, Ward 1, Danny Dunagan; Ward 4, George Wangemann (I); School Board, Ward 1, R. David Syfan (I), Kellie Weeks; Ward 4, Delores Diaz, Richard Lacey

Gillsville: Mayor, Larry Poole (I); Post 1, Roy Turpin (I)

Lula: Mayor, Milton Turner (I), Paul Cox; City Council, Post 2, Vicky Chambers (I), Bruce Lane; Post 3, Mordecai Wilson (I)

Oakwood: Mayor, Lamar Scroggs (I), City Council, Post 1, Sam Evans (I); Post 2, Ron McFarland (I)

Banks County

County Commission: (2 newly created seats), Post 2, Ray Holcomb, Neal Pulliam, Ernest Rogers, Fred Wendt; Post 4, Jerry Coach Loftice, Robin Trotter, Charles Turk

Homer: Mayor, Douglas Cheeks (I), Sandra Garrison; City Council (all 5 seats open), Betty Borders (I), Cliff B. Hill, Jerry Payne (I), Tony Sullivan, Chris Tucker (I)

Dawson County

Dawsonville: City Council (2 seats open), Calvin Byrd, Frank Craft, Joe F. Fortune, Linda Grant (I), James Grogan, Alen Metzel

Habersham County

Alto: City Council, Post 1, Cathy Armour (I); Post 3, Margaret Beaupre (I); Post 5, Gary Terrell (I)

Baldwin: Mayor, Mike Kelley (I), Jerry R. Neace; City Council, Post 4, Michael Parker, Jeff D. Parrish; Post 5, Robert Bohannon (I), Mark Reed

Clarkesville: Mayor, Terry Greene (I); City Council, Post 1, Tina Evans (I); Post 4, Franklin Brown (I); Post 5, Brad Lewallen (I)

Cornelia: City Council, Ward 2, Ernie Garrett, Janice E. Griggs; Ward 3, Don Bagwell (I)

Demorest: Mayor, Malcolm Hunnicutt (I); City Council (2 at-large seats), Bruce Harkness, Perry Hendrix (I), Junior Stephens, Florence Wikle

Mount Airy: Mayor, Gary E. Morris (I); City Council (2 at-large seats), Bobby Ayers (I), Ray McAllister (I), Cynthia Tyler

Jackson County

Braselton: Mayor, Ralph Richardson Jr., Bill Orr; Town Council, District 2, Jeremy Britt, Bill Greene, Peggy Slappey

Commerce: Mayor, Sammy Thomason; City Council, Ward I, Archie Chaney (I); Ward II, Darren Owensby, Donald Wilson (I); School Board, District 1, Arthur Pattman (I), Keelan Rucker; District 2, Robby Barnett, Mary Seabolt (I)

Hoschton: Mayor, Robbie Bettis, Erma Denney, Jim Keinard; City Council, District 1, Sandie Romer; District 2, Jim Higginbottom; District 3, Jim Cleveland

Jefferson: Mayor, Jim Joiner (I), Debbie Langley; City Council, District 2, Kathy DuBose; District 4, Randall Griffith (I), Brian Mitsdarffer; School Board, Chairman, Ronald Hopkins (I); District 2, Janice Wilbanks; District 4, Derrell Crowe (I)

Lumpkin County

Dahlonega: Mayor, Gary McCullough (I); City Council, Post 1, Ralph Prescott, (I); Post 2, Johnny Ariemma (I), John Webb; Post 3, Robert Bridges, Gerald Lord (I)

White County

Cleveland: City Council Ward III, Edward Young (I); Ward IV, Bradley Greene (I)

Helen: City Council (3 seats open), Jack Champagne (I), Judy Holloway, Donnie Simonds, Helen Wilkins (I), Lynn Whitener

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