Qualifying for the offices of Mayor and Council members for the November 7 General Election took place last week for the City of Oconee, the City of Riddleville, the City of Tennille, and the Town of Deepstep.
The following are the results from the qualifying period.
City of Oconee
Incumbent candidate James E. (Jimmy) Pittman qualified for Mayor in the City of Oconee.
Oconee has five Council seats. Five candidates qualified including: Lester Godfrey, Richard Gunn, Mark Stewart, Nancy Gunn, and Marcie Pittman.
City of Riddleville
Ken Westbrook qualified for Mayor in the City of Riddleville. He is the incumbent candidate.
Candidates qualifying for the four Council seats in Riddleville were all incumbents. They include: Danny Snell, Mike Sheppard, Mike Beckworth, and Jimmy Glover (T.E. Glover, Jr.)
City of Tennille
Incumbent candidate Jerome Alexander saw no opposition for Mayor of Tennille.
Incumbent candidate for District 3, Post 2 Deborah Eve Rhodes is the only Councilperson with opposition; she will face Eartha T. Cummings in the November 7 election.
Incumbent candidates for Council without opposition in the City of Tennille include Brainard Crawford of District 1, Post 1; Booker T. Coleman of District 1, Post 2; Marlene Garrard of District 2, Post 1; John T. Sweat of District 2, Post 2, and Elaine Veal Black of District 3, Post 1.
Town of Deepstep
Randall J. Veal qualified for Mayor in the Town of Deepstep. He is the incumbent candidate.
Candidates qualifying for the five Council seats in Deepstep were: Deborah A. Bassaloff, Allen Lee Andrews, Samuel B. Brooks, Ralph Elisha Robinson, and Vincent O. Robinson, Sr. Allen Lee Andrews is the only new candidate; the remaining four candidates are all incumbents.
The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The last day to register to be eligible to vote in this election is Tuesday, October 10, 2017.