Qualifying for Cleveland, Helen city races starts Monday


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – Qualifying for Cleveland Council races begins Monday at City Hall, 85 South Main Street in Cleveland and will continue through Aug. 20.

Hours are 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. (except Monday when it begins at 8:30 a.m.) Qualifying will continue through Friday Aug. 20. The qualifying fee for Cleveland City Council races is $121.50. City Council candidates are elected at-large.

The Ward 3 seat held by Kevin Stanley and Ward 4 seat held by Bradley Green are up for election. Green has said he will run for reelection and CJ McDonald has announced he will challenge for that seat. Stanley has not announced his plans yet.

Qualifying for Helen City Commission will take place at City Hall, 25 Alpen Strasse, from Monday Aug. 16 through Friday Aug. 20 between 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Qualifying fee is $35.

The elections are at-large, meaning candidates are all in the same race and the top three vote getters are elected.

Incumbents Lee Landress and Steve Fowler will run for reelection. Geneva Elwell will not.


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