Owens running for mayor in Senoia

by Sarah Fay Campbell

alt

Larry Owens    

Senoia City Councilman Larry Owens will be running for mayor.

Owens, who has served on the council for 11 years, will be running to replace Mayor Robert Belisle, who is not seeking re-election. That leaves Owens’ seat on the Senoia City Council open.

Qualifying for Senoia City Council, as well as city elections in Newnan, Grantville, Turin, Haralson, Sharpsburg and Moreland will be Monday through Wednesday.

Qualifying is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

In Senoia, the qualifying fee is $360 for the mayor's seat and $90 for council. The two council seats that are up are Owens' Post 1 and the Post 2 seat held by Jeffrey Fisher.

Qualifying for Senoia is held at Senoia City Hall.

New this year in Senoia, council candidates will qualify for a specific post. Previously, all council candidates ran together, voters chose two, and the seats went to the top two vote getters.

Owens said that, with Belisle not seeking re-election, "I felt like the new mayor should come from within the council.

"This is something that I wanted to do and I would like to use my past 11 years of experience serving the fine citizens of Senoia to continue our momentum and continue our growth," he said.

"I just felt that now was the right time to do this," he said. "Robert has done one heck of a job and I hope to continue the momentum that he has established and keep the ball rolling."

Because Owens' council seat and the mayor's seat run on the same term, Owens can continue to serve on the council while running as mayor.



More Local

Sound Off

Make it simple: I'm for the Fair Tax or any other system that makes it simple to file. The Social Security Administration could replace the ... Read More


High School Musical

Northgate High brings popular musical to Coweta

Northgate High School (NGHS) plans to bring the popular “High School Musical” to the stage at the Centre for Performing and Visu ... Read More


Mantracker

Annual officer training classes this week

In case anyone is wondering why there are 500 more law enforcement officers than usual in Coweta, this week is the annual Mantracker trainin ... Read More


Lucille’s Lucky Shoes sets record

Lucille Miller, despite battling a terminal illness, finds passion in every aspect of her life, including the fulfilment of her goals. At t ... Read More


reduce, reuse, recycle

Earth Day and ECycling opportunities in Coweta

It’s time for spring cleaning, and in addition to cleaning out the garage and gutters, many Cowetans will be hauling off old TVs, comp ... Read More

Coweta Commission

Lake Redwine request on Tuesday agenda

A decision on a variance request for a new development area at Lake Redwine is on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Coweta ... Read More