Qualifying Closes

2 will run for new Newnan Council seat

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Dustin Koritko and Scott Cosby will be in a two-man race for a newly created seat on the Newnan City Council this November.

Qualifying for municipal elections in towns and cities across Coweta closed Wednesday. Elections will be held Nov. 5 in Grantville, Newnan, Moreland, Senoia and Sharpsburg. Voter registration deadline is Oct. 7.

Newnan councilmen Rhodes Shell and Ray Dubose and Newnan Mayor Keith Brady remain unopposed.

In Grantville, five challengers –  Dee Barry, Sandra Luttrell, Leonard Gomez, Marion Cieslik and former mayor Billy Tucker – are seeking to unseat incumbent council member Rochelle Jabaley. Dave Riley also will seek council post currently held by Selma Coty.

In Sharpsburg, Polly Garlington qualified to challenge Keith Rhodes for his seat on the council. Council member Clay Cole will serve a new term with no opposition.

No new candidates qualified Wednesday in Senoia, where Mayor Robert Belisle will not seek re-election. There are three candidates for mayor: Current council member Larry Owens; Suzanne Helfman, chairwoman of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority; and Don Rehman.

Senoia Councilman Jeffrey Fisher has no opposition, and Chuck Eichorst is unopposed for Owens' council post.

In Moreland, Alderman Dick Ford is challenging Mayor Josh Evans. David Lee and Troy Payne qualified for two seats on the board of aldermen, including the one currently held by Ford.

No elections will be held this year in Turin and Haralson, where just enough candidates qualified to fill all seats. In Turin, Mayor Alan Starr qualified for another term, as did council members George Harris and Cindy Purcell.

In Haralson, Councilman Fred Rudbeck qualified for re-election, and Scott Beaumont qualified for the other available council seat.



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