Earlier this year, Loganville Councilman Rey Martinez announced his intention to run for mayor of Loganville. Thursday night he took another step in that direction. He announced that he would be resigning his position on the council, effective when he qualifies for the election later this month.
“It truly has been an honor and a privilege to serve this great city in a variety of capacities as a member of this council, and now I humbly tender my resignation as a councilman effective upon my qualification in the upcoming mayoral race for the City of Loganville,” Martinez said.
Martinez was first elected to the Loganville City Council in 2010 and has been re-elected twice, last in 2013 when he was the top vote getting, receiving 513 votes. His council seat is now open for election this year, as are those of current Vice Mayor Mark Kiddoo and Councilman Danny Ford who, was elected unopposed last year to serve the unexpired term of the late Councilman Chuck Bagley. That seat is up in November. Ford announced his intention to seek to hold on to it following Thursday’s City Council meeting, but Kiddoo has not yet announced his plans.