If you thought election season was over, you’re in for a disappointment. Election season in Monroe is just beginning, but hopefully it won’t be anything like the one we’ve just been through. The municipal elections are non-partisan.
The City of Monroe has the mayor’s seat and three council posts on the ballot on Nov. 2, 2021. Mayor John Howard is in the final year of his first term and has said he will run for re-election for another 4-year-term.
“I have committed to serve Monroe for eight years, if the voters will have me,” Howard said.
Also up for re-election this year are District 3 City Council post currently held by Councilman Ross Bradley, District 8 post currently held by Councilman David Dickinson, both also in the final year of a 4-year term, and Councilman Tyler Gregory currently serving in Monroe’s District 6 seat.
Gregory was elected in November 2020 to serve out the final year of the term of the late Councilman Wayne Adcock who passed away unexpectedly on Easter Sunday, 2020. Gregory will need to run for a full 4-term in November 2021.
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting the council called for the election and set the dates and rates to qualify as follows:
Qualifying will be at the office of the Walton County Board of Elections on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. and shall end on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. The office of the Walton County Board of Elections is located at 1110 East Spring St. in Monroe.
The rates are $216 for the office of mayor and $180 each for the offices of council members for Districts 3, 6 and 8.