Aragon council sees two more join municipal ballot for 2017
The qualifying period for the City of Aragon’s council race was opened once again after a candidate dropped out ahead of a challenge hearing, and now it’s a contested election once again.
Two more candidates joined the race for council seats up for vote this year, with Candace Seiz and Michelle Wilson getting on the ballot last Wednesday with Judson Fee and Amy Causey for three at-large positions up this year.
Qualifying re- opened last week on Wednesday on a make-up day, which was originally scheduled for last Monday but had to be put off after the county administrative offices closed ahead of the impact of Hurricane Irma on the area.
The period was required when after Linda Hilburn dropped her candidacy for the upcoming election ahead of a challenge posed based on residency requirements
The challenge was dropped with her departure from the race late last week.
Aragon’s trio of seats open this election are for a seat currently held by Hunter Spinks, who plans to leave the council when his time filling the seat held by Kevin Prewett ends at the beginning of 2018. The seat formerly held by Kelsey Collum, who resigned in August and also pulled out of the council race after qualifying, and the seat held by Tammy Mulkey who resigned in May, are also up for vote.
Check back in next week’s edition when we finally get to put out our large guide on local candidates in municipal elections in November 2017 in Aragon, Cedartown and for the District 6 Board of Education seat in Rockmart.