Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick, the longest-serving member, has announced that he will seek re-election this November.
First elected in 1969, Hamrick represents Ward 2, which includes residential neighborhoods from Green Street east to Limestone Parkway.
Hamrick told The Times that he had a number of constituents ask him to seek another term, and he’s glad to heed their call.
“Since I’ve been on the council, Gainesville has come a long way,” Hamrick said. “And I still feel that we have room where we can provide leadership for Northeast Georgia. It would just be exciting to be a part of that.”
Meanwhile, Councilmembers Ruth Bruner (Ward 5) and Myrtle Figueras (Ward 3) said they have not yet decided whether to seek another term.
Bruner was first elected in 2003 and Figueras was first elected in 1996.
Qualifying for November City Council races doesn’t begin until late August.