18 Qualify To Run In November; Day One Of Qualifying In Carroll

Carrollton City Councilman Mike Patterson faces challenges from at least two opponents during his upcoming re-election bid.
Patterson qualified Monday to be placed on the November 5th ballot.
Challengers qualifying Monday include Carrollton-business owner Wes Phillips and one-time City Manager of Temple, Don McKenzie. Phillips and his wife have owned and operated a vehicle repair shop for close to 30-years. McKenzie says he is “sort-of-retired.” He previously owned a business and worked for Southwire.
Carrollton City Schools at-large seat incumbent David Godwin and Ward 3 incumbent Jason Mount qualified Monday. Local business owner April Brewer Harris qualified to run for the Ward 2 school board seat currently held by Joe McGinnis. McGinnis announced this summer that he would not seek another term.
Some new names… some incumbents… and some names that have held local political seats in the past are among the other 12 men and women qualifying to run for a municipal seat in Carroll County Monday.
There are three city council seats up for a vote this November in Villa Rica. Two of the incumbents qualified Monday.
Ward-3 Councilman Rusty Dean qualifies. Two newcomers challenging Dean: Leslie McPherson and Ryan Nickerson.
Former Councilman & Mayor Monroe Spake is seeking a return to Villa Rica government after qualifying for the Ward-4 race. He along with one-time business owner Mike Williamson qualified for the seat currently held by Patrick Henrickson.
16-year councilman, Ward-5 incumbent Woody Holland qualified for what he says is the last time he will run for that seat. He faces a challenge from former Ward-One Councilman, Danny Carter.
Two men qualify to run for Temple Mayor.
Rick Ford announced last week that he will not seek re-election. Former Temple Mayor Lester Harmon hopes to re-obtain that position. Todd Rothwell also qualified for that race.
Two qualifying Monday for the Mayor’s race in Whitesburg. Long-time Carroll County School system employee LaNelle Holland and business owner James David Blair both seeking the seat currently filled by Amy Reeves Williford.
John Griffin qualified in Mt. Zion for the post-4 city council seat.
Qualifying continues today and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Municipal elections are scheduled in Bowdon, Carrollton, Mt. Zion, Temple, Villa Rica and Whitesburg.
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