Qualifying set for Clarkston mayor, three council seats
8/23/2013, 6 a.m.
CLARKSTON Qualifying takes place on Aug. 26-29 in Clarkston for the office of mayor and three council seats, which are up for election in November.
Candidates interested in the offices can qualify from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily in the Office of the City Clerk in the new City Hall Annex, 1055 Rowland St.
The qualifying fee for mayor is $195, and for a council seat, $105, which is 3 percent of the total gross salary of the preceding year.
Candidates must declare the office they are running for. All Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit forms must be notarized.
The election takes place Nov. 5, 2013. Eligible candidates must be 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the city of Clarkston for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election, and registered and qualified to vote in the city’s municipal elections. They must have no debts outstanding against them in favor of the city, county or state.
If elected, they must continue to reside in the city during their period of service.
To win election, candidates for mayor must get 50 percent plus one vote. For the council, the three candidates receiving the most votes cast will be elected.
Incumbent Mayor Emanuel Ransom, who was elected in May 2007, and council members Dean Moore, Joan Swaney and Adam White are up for re-election this year. They have not said if they will run.
For more information, visit www.clarkstonga.gov/index.php/residents/election-information or contact City Clerk Tracy Ashby at email@example.com or 404-296-6489.