Residents of the City of Loganville got the opportunity to hear from the five candidates who are running for three city council seats up for grabs in the 2019 municipal election. The top three vote-getters will begin four-year terms in January 2020.
The candidate forum took place Tuesday in Loganville Council Chambers at City Hall and was hosted by the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. Each of the candidates got to introduce themselves, answer 10 questions posed to each of them, and then have a brief closing statement. Two incumbent councilmembers, Jay Boland and Linda Dodd, have put their names forward for reelection but Councilman Skip Baliles decided to term limit himself after serving two terms on the council, leaving at least one seat open. The three candidates who joined the incumbents were first-timers Misty Cox and Bill DuVall, and Femi Oduwole who decided to throw his hat in the ring for a second time after coming up short in the last election.
If you didn’t manage to make it to the forum, click or tap on the Youtube link below and get to know a little bit about the candidates who want to represent residents of the City of Loganville beginning 2020. They weighed in on such issues as term limits, how to address the traffic issues, what they would like to see included in the development of downtown Loganville and the water rates for city residents. (We apologize for a couple of instances where the voice over the mic is not as clear as it should be).
The election will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2019. Only voters who reside in the city limits of Loganville who are registered to vote by the Oct. 7, 2019 voter registration deadline are eligible to vote in the elections. Click or tap on this link for a registration form.