There are now two at-large seats available on the Loganville City Council. Vice Mayor and Loganville Councilman Mark Kiddoo announced Monday that he does not intend to qualify for re-election at this time.
“My family has had many discussions about our future. We have a daughter in college and our son is a senior in high school this year. When I was sworn in January 2003, my children were just beginning school. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to represent the residents on the Loganville City Council. I have had the tremendous opportunity to work with the outstanding staff of the City of Loganville. I have had the pleasure of working alongside several mayors and a far larger number of councilmen,” Kiddoo said in a press release. “After much prayerful consideration, my wife and I have decided I will not run for reelection this fall. I would like to thank my family for their patience and understanding during my time on city council. I would like to thank all of my friends, supporters, and the residents of Loganville for their faith in me to represent them. I could not have done this without such great support from everyone. I have truly enjoyed serving on Loganville’s City Council.”
Kids said the during his time on the Loganville’s City Council, he has seen the city go from tremendous growth, to a recession, and finally to a return of growth, which now includes additional retail stores and restaurants. In the past 14 years, the population has grown from about 5,500 to over 11,000.
Councilman Rey Martinez qualified Monday to run for mayor, as did Donna Jones. Incumbent Councilman Danny Ford also qualified for re-election. This leaves the seat vacated by Martinez open for the remainder of the year.