Qualifying has closed for the City of Loganville Municipal Elections in November and both the mayor and city council races will be contested. According to Loganville Elections supervisor Kristi Ash, two people qualified for the mayor’s seat, which will be vacated by Mayor Dan Curry at the end of his term.
In addition, five people qualified for the three at-large seats that are up on the city Council.
Former councilman Rey Martinez will face off against Donna Jones, wife of former mayor, councilman and previous city manager Bill Jones, in the mayoral race. Martinez is effectively now off the council. Ash said since it is less than six months until the election, his seat on the council will remain vacant for the balance of the year. Councilman Mark Kiddoo has announced that he will not be running for re-election for his council seat.
Five candidates qualified for the three at-large seats on the City Council. Incumbent Councilman Danny Ford qualified for re-election and former councilman will face off against former mayor and councilman Mike Jones and political newcomers Anne Coles, Lisa Newberry and Femi Oduwole. The top three vote-getters will earn a seat on the City Council.
The election is on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, with early voting beginning on Monday, Oct. 16. Only residents of the City of Loganville can vote in the municipal elections. The election, as well as advanced voting, will take place at the Historic Rock Gym Convention Center at 135 Main St., Loganville. The last day to register to vote for residents who are not yet registered is Oct. 10, 2017.
Loganville Mayoral candidates
- Rey Martinez
- Danny Ford
- Mike Jones
- Ann Coles
- Lisa Newberry
- Femi Oduwole