In Bulloch County’s small-town elections this year, a mayor opts out of running for the position again so he can seek a council seat; former council members hope to make a comeback and one council seat had no one to qualify.
Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms did not qualify to run for mayor again, choosing instead to run for Brooklet City Council Post #1, said Brooklet City Clerk Belle Gay. His reason for running for a council seat is “so he can vote on issues,” she said. He challenges incumbent Randy Newman.
Sylvia Prosser, who has served on the Brooklet City Council in the past, opposes William Hendrix in seeking the mayor’s seat, she said.
Post #2 incumbent Russell Davis is challenged by Annette Wilson, who has also served on council in the past.
In Register, there will actually be no election, as no one is opposed, said Bulloch County Elections Superintendent Patricia Lanier-Jones.
Incumbent Kevin Boyd is unopposed for Seat #3; Elaine Lee, incumbent for Post #4 is unchallenged, and no one at all qualified for Post #5, she said. The seat may be filled by appointment after the election.
Portal Mayor Larry Motes remains unchallenged, as does incumbent Clint Lovett, holding council seat #5.
Sissy Carter challenges incumbent Jennifer Yates for council seat #2, said Portal City Clerk Mike Arrieta.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.