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City District 5 qualifying ends with 3 running
Deadline passes Wednesday
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No additional candidates signed up Wednesday morning, the final half day of qualifying for the May 22 special election to Statesboro City Council in District 5.

So now the race is official among the three candidates who qualified Monday and Tuesday: Don Armel, Derek Duke and Konrad Godfrey.

Armel, a retired Georgia Southern University graphic communications professor, has been a resident of the city and the district for 21 years.

Duke, an Air Force veteran and retired airline pilot, has resided at his current address, in what is now District 5, for 40 years.

Godfrey, a native of Statesboro, has been a resident of the district for 25 years. He works at Georgia Southern in technical support computer services.

The Statesboro Herald will publish introductory stories about all three.                    

The May 22 city special election, in just District 5 and affecting only one voting precinct, coincides with the county and state primaries but will be held using a separate ballot. The winner will fill the unexpired term, to Dec. 31, 2019, of former council member Travis Chance, who resigned in early March.








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