God will provide
Gainesville City Councilmen Danny Dunagan and George Wangemann want to keep their seats on the council.
The two men announced in a City Council meeting Tuesday that they plan to run for re-election this November. Both of their terms expire at the end of the year.
When the council approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a qualifying period for the Nov. 3 election, Wangemann used the moment to announce his plan to run for a seventh term representing Ward 4.
"I will be running again this fall," Wangemann said, adding that he would pick up qualifying materials by the end of the day.
Dunagan, who represents Ward 1, said he, too, will seek another term on the council. Dunagan picked up qualifying materials to run for his second term on Monday, City Clerk Denise Jordan said.
Qualifying materials, which include notice of candidacy affidavits, have been available in Jordan’s office since Monday.
On Tuesday afternoon, only Dunagan and Wangemann had stopped by Jordan’s office to retrieve those packets, Jordan said.
Potential candidates have until Sept. 2 to qualify for the Nov. 3 election.
To qualify, candidates must secure the signatures of 50 eligible voters and pay $606 during the city’s set qualifying period. Potential candidates who cannot afford the fee can go through the process as a pauper and only need to obtain the signatures of 24 eligible voters by the end of the qualifying period, Jordan said.
Qualifying for the city’s Nov. 3 election begins at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 31 and ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 2.