Grantville qualifying ends

Johnny Cooks joins race for mayor

by Sarah Fay Campbell

City Council Member Johnny Cooks has joined the race for the next mayor of Grantville.

Cooks, who currently holds Post Two on the council, qualified Wednesday to challenge incumbent Mayor Jim Sells, who qualified on Monday. Fellow challengers Mark King and Doug Jewel also qualified earlier in the week.

There are four candidates for the council seat being vacated by Cooks: Joseph Breyne, Tyree Raptis, Ruby Hines and Rolf Docterman.

Council Member Barham Lundy, who holds Post One, is being challenged by Marion “Sarge” Cieslik, Judy Cook, Willie Kee and Darwin Palmer. Lundy had earlier said during council meetings he wasn’t running.

With that many candidates running, one would expect runoffs in all races. However, Grantville’s city charter doesn’t require a candidate to get a certain percentage of the vote to win. Instead, whoever receives the most votes on Nov. 4 will be declared the winner.



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