Qualifying closes for municipal elections

Published 9:16 am Thursday, July 19, 2012

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

After next month’s elections, there will be at least two new mayors in Lowndes County.

Municipal elections are set for Tuesday, Aug. 28. The deadline for candidates to qualify for the upcoming municipal elections was Tuesday, July 17.

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Mayor Helenor Bell of Hayneville and Elizabeth Davis of White Hall are not seeking re-election.

Those who qualified for office in the various towns are listed as follows:

Lowndesboro: All incumbents are unopposed including Mayor Rick Pate and Council members James Adams, David Spooner, Dennis Blair, Jerry Ingram and Caswell McCurdy.

Hayneville: Connie Tyson Johnson and Kelvin J. Lawrence are seeking the position held by Mayor Bell.

Unopposed are incumbent council members David L. Daniel, George L. Davis, Sheryll D. Phipher and Kim Payton. No one qualified for the seat held by Carole Scrushy, which will result in a vacancy.

Benton: All incumbents are unopposed including Mayor Donny Cooper and Council members Jim Mason, Duke Logan, Ray Pieper, Dan Rhyne and Allen Page.

Fort Deposit: Incumbent Mayor Fletcher Fountain is opposed by current Council member Elbert Means.

For Council District 1 (two seats): Incumbent Darrell Heartsell and Randy Adams are unopposed.

For Council District 2 (three seats) Incumbents Jacqulyn Jack-Jack Boone and Irish Simmons along with Yvonne D. Jones and James Gulley will seek to fill three spots on the council. Means is a current council member from that district.

Mosses: Mayor Walter S. Hill is opposed by current Council member Joe E. Bell and Celeste M. Crenshaw.

Running for five at large spots on the council are incumbents Willie B. Hill and Teryl Myles, Sharon B. Bell, Callie Thomas, Annie V. Grant and Jerome Hardy.

White Hall: All unopposed are for mayor James Walker seeking the seat held by Mayor Davis and for council are Joyce Barnfield, Ceodis Baker and incumbents Moses A. Bandy, Audrey Peterson and Walter Bates.

Gordonville: All incumbents are unopposed including Mayor Willie C. Davis, Rhuhamania Timmons, Queen Stallworth, James McGhee and Annie Campbell.