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Mayor, council incumbents running
Jan Moore Web 2016

               The three incumbents up for election on Statesboro's Nov. 7 city ballot - Mayor Jan Moore and City Council members Phil Boyum and John Riggs - have qualified as candidates.
        Qualifying opened Monday morning and ends Friday.
        Moore, who was first elected in 2013, Boyum, who represents District 1, and Riggs, who represents District 4, were the only candidates who had signed up at City Clerk Sue Starling's office as of 4:30 p.m. Friday.
        But any challengers could still qualify during City Hall hours, 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday. State rules require qualifying to cease at 4:30 Friday regardless of regular office hours.
Statesboro's qualifying fees, roughly equal to 3 percent of the gross salary for each office, are $560 for mayor and $227 for a council seat.
        The town of Register also has its mayor's office and two council posts due, and Brooklet and Portal each have three council seats due for election. Candidates qualify at the clerk's office in each town.
        The qualifying fee for a council seat is $54 in Brooklet and $45 in Portal. In Register, the qualifying fee for mayoral candidates is $25; the fee for council candidates is $15.

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