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Flowery Branch City Council vacancy draws 3 candidates
Election on March 6 will fill Kris Yardley's unexpired term
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Two people qualified Friday for the open Post 3 Flowery Branch City Council seat.

Pat Zalewski, a former Flowery Branch councilwoman, and Fred Richards, a leader of the Madison Creek Homeowner's Association, formally entered the race to fill the vacancy left by Kris Yardley, who resigned to seek an open seat in the state House of Representatives.

They join Jason Covert who filed his paperwork Thursday at City Hall.

The special election to fill Yardley's seat is set for March 6. The winner will fill Yardley's unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2013.

Qualifying for the election began Wednesday and ended at noon Friday.

Yardley left the council to run in a Nov. 8 special election to fill the state House District 25 seat left vacant by James Mills.

Tuesday's House race also features Republicans Bobby Banks, Emory Dunahoo Jr., Dominic Ottaviano, Todd Reed and Sonny Sykes, and Democrat Paul Wayne Godfrey. 

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