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Flowery Branch council members run for re-election
Election will take place Nov. 8
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Two Flowery Branch City Council members plan to seek re-election in November.

Amanda Swafford and Chris Fetterman said at Thursday's City Council meeting they will run to keep their Post 1 and Post 2 seats, respectively.

"I've enjoyed serving everyone in Flowery Branch, and I look forward to earning the opportunity to do it again, possibly," Swafford said.

She was elected last year to serve out the unexpired term of Craig Lutz, who resigned to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners and now serves as that board's South Hall representative.

As early as January, Swafford indicated seeking a full, four-year term on the council was likely.

"Even in the short time I have been serving on the City Council, it has become clear to me that my voice and my vote can make a difference to the residents, visitors and business owners ... in a very tangible way," she said at the time.

Fetterman was not so committed early on.

"It's wait and see how things transpire," he said in January.

But he was certain Thursday night.

"I've talked to my family and friends ... and I have made the decision that I'm going to run for the Post 2 seat," Fetterman said.

He said jokingly that his wife agreed "so long as I don't seek higher office."

Fetterman is completing his first four-year term on the council. He's the group's senior member.

Qualifying for the council seats is set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at City Hall, and the election will take place Nov. 8.