Breaking: Donna Jones announces bid for mayor of Loganville

Donna Jones announces she will run for mayor of the City of Loganville in November 2017. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

At one time, former city manager Bill Jones was mayor of Loganville and he may have briefly considered another run this time around, but it will be another member of the Jones family who has decided to make a run for the seat. His wife, Donna Jones, said she intends to qualify next week to throw her hat into the ring for mayor of the City of Loganville.

“I had thought about it and considered running for city council, but have decided it will be for mayor,” she said. “I work part time, but I will be off Monday to go ahead and qualify.”

Donna Jones is the second person to announce that she will be running for the mayoral seat on the Loganville City Council. Councilman Rey Martinez announced earlier on in the year and officially gave notice last week at the August City Council meeting that he was resigning from his council post effective on his qualification for mayor in the November 2017 election. Current Mayor Dan Curry has already said he would not be qualifying for re-election. Martinez’ 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. 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.

The Nov. 7, 2017 election is for the office of mayor and three at large council members. Anyone who wishes to qualify for any of these posts needs to do so in the Loganville city clerk’s office Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 – Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 between 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 – to 4:30 p.m. The qualifying fee is $360 for the office of mayor and $180 for the office of council member.

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