Douglasville Mayor Pro Tem Larry Yockey and incumbents Councilman Sam Davis and Councilwoman LaShun Danley have submitted their paperwork, qualifying them for the Nov. 5 general election. New comer Jay Mark Smith has also qualified to run for the Ward 1 seat, against Yockey.
Smith is a former Douglasville Police detective, the Douglas County Sentinel reported.
In addition to Ward 1, council seats up for election are Ward 2 (Post 1) and Ward 3 (posts 1 and 2). Current Councilmembers in those seats are Dennis McLain (Ward 2, Post 1), Councilwoman
LaShun Burr Danley (Ward 3, Post 1) and Councilman Samuel Davis (Ward
3, Post 2).
According to the Sentinel, all council members up for election have
confirmed their intentions to seek re-election.
Local attorney and former school board member Mike Miller has announced his intentions to run against McLain for the Ward 2 Post 1 seat."I look forward to serving another four years on the City Council," said Yockey. "I hope the citizens give me that chance. There are still some outstanding business decisions that need to be made and I would like to be there for the citizens of this great city."
Qualifying continues through Friday for candidates at City Hall on Church Street. Qualifying hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. daily.
To qualify, candidates pay $180 and submit a candidacy affidavit. Candidates must also be 21-years-old, live within the city limits for at least 12 months prior to the date of election and reside in the ward for which they're running. They must also be registered and qualified voters.