Qualifying Day 4: No new candidates in Avondale, one new candidate in TuckerFile Photo courtesy of Dena Mellick
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During qualifying week, Aug. 19 through Aug. 23, Decaturish will post daily updates about candidates who have qualified to run in local elections. There will be a full recap of all the candidates running in Decatur, Avondale Estates and Tucker once qualifying ends. There will be ongoing coverage of each race through Nov. 5.
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Qualifying for the Nov. 5 city elections in Decatur, Avondale Estates and Tucker began Monday, Aug. 19, and Decatur’s qualifying period ended on Aug. 21. Avondale Estates’ and Tucker’s qualifying period will end on Friday, Aug. 23.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, no new candidates qualified to run for City Commission in Avondale Estates. Mayor Jonathan Elmore and Commissioner Brian Fisher have both said they will run again, but hadn’t filed their paperwork as of Thursday.
In Tucker, Christine Bloodworth qualified to run in District 1 against incumbent City Councilmember Bill Rosenfeld.
According to a Go Fund Me Page set up for her campaign, Bloodworth is a longtime Tucker resident.
“After 26 years of residing in Tucker, GA, I’ve decided to take my passion and drive for this community to the next level and run for Tucker City Council District 1 Post 2,” the Go Fund Me page says.
No other information about Bloodworth’s campaign was immediately available.
– As of Aug. 22, the candidates who have qualified to run for Avondale Estates City Commission are:
Mayor – Clai Brown
City Commission – Candace Jones
City Commission – Dee Merriam
– As of Aug. 22, the following candidates have qualified to run for Tucker City Council:
District 1, Post 2 – Bill Rosenfeld (Incumbent)
District 1, Post 2 — Christine Bloodworth
District 2, Post 2 – Noelle Monferdini (Incumbent)
District 3, Post 2 – Anne Lerner (Incumbent)
– As of Aug. 21, the candidates who have qualified to run for office in Decatur are:
Decatur City Commission
District 1, Post B – Erin Braden
District 1, Post B – George Dusenbury
District At-large – Christopher Gagnon
District At-large – Tony Powers (Incumbent)
District 2, Post B – Phillip Wiedower
District 2, Post B – Chris Stirn
District 2, Post B – Lesa Mayer
Decatur School Board
District 2, Post B – Tasha Rose White (Incumbent)
District 1, Post B – James Herndon
At-large – Jana Johnson-Davis
Voter registration for the Nov. 5 municipal elections will end Oct. 7. Early voting will start on Oct. 14. To register to vote, click here.
In order to register you have to be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of a Georgia county and at least 17 1/2 years old. You must be 18 years old to vote, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.