Saturday, July 02, 2011

Cities, candidates prepare for election season.

By Rachel Kellogg
Neighbor Newspapers

North Fulton cities are gearing up local elections and have announced qualifying dates for candidates.

Alpharetta's qualifying dates will be Aug. 29, 30 and 31 for candidates running in the Nov. 8 election.

City council Posts 4, 5 and 6 will be up for re-election, and the mayor's seat will be vacant due to term limits.

Two candidates — City Councilman Jim Paine and former City Councilman David Belle Isle — have announced their intentions to run for mayor.

According to City Clerk Sue Rainwater, two referendum questions will also be on the general election ballot regarding Sunday alcohol sales and the downtown redevelopment project.

Johns Creek's qualifying dates for the Nov. 8 election will also be Aug. 29, 30 and 31.

Posts 4 and 6 will be up for re-election, and Post 2 will be vacated with Dan McCabe choosing to not seek re-election to council.

Tim Jennette, who unsuccessfully ran for City Council last year, has announced that he is running for McCabe's vacant post.

Roswell's qualifying period is from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. City Council Posts 1, 2 and 3 are up for re-election. Mike Nyden, head of The Roswell Organizing Committee, has declared his intent to run for Post 1 — Councilman Rich Dippolito's seat.

Milton's qualifying period for City Council candidates opens Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m. and closes Sept. 2 at 4:30 p.m.

The districts for the Nov. 8 election are currently occupied by City Council members Julie Zahner Bailey in District 2, Burt Hewitt in District 4 and Alan Tart in District 6.

Engineering consultant Lance Large has announced his intention to run for election in District 6.

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