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New challenger enters Hogansville City Council race; no challengers in West Point, LaGrange so far

Staff report

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LaGRANGE — A new challenger has entered the Hogansville City Council race as qualifying enters its last day for city elections in LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point.

Ray Jordon has qualified to run for the Post 4 seat on Hogansville City Council, challenging incumbent George Bailey, who qualified for re-election earlier this week.

Qualifying finishes today.

Other candidates who previously qualified this week are:

LaGrange

• Willie T. Edmondson, incumbent, qualified to seek re-election to his District 2 post on LaGrange City Council.

• LeGree McCamey, incumbent, qualified to seek re-election to his District 2 post on LaGrange City Council.

• Bobby Traylor, incumbent, qualified to seek re-election to his District 1 post on LaGrange City Council.

Hogansville

• William F. Higgins, qualified to run for the Post 3 seat on Hogansville City Council.

• Thomas Pike, incumbent, qualified to seek re-election to his Post 5 seat on Hogansville City Council.

• Theresa Strickland, qualified to run for the Post 5 seat on Hogansville City Council.

West Point

• Sandra Thornton, incumbent, qualified to seek re-election to her seat on West Point City Council.

• Benjamin F. Wilcox, incumbent, qualified to seek re-election to his seat on West Point City Council.

Qualifying

Certain seats of council members in LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville are up for the election Nov. 3 and the office of the West Point mayor, currently held by Drew Ferguson, also faces an election.

In LaGrange, the seats currently held by council members Traylor of District 1, and Edmondson and McCamey of District 2 face election. In Hogansville, seats held by council members Jean Crocker of Post 3, Bailey of Post 4 and Pike of Post 5 are up for election. Voters may cast ballots in West Point for the at-large council seats currently held by Thornton, Wilcox and Gerald Ledbetter in addition to the West Point mayor’s position.

Applicants who wish to qualify for LaGrange municipal elections should contact the Troup County Board of Elections and Registration at 706-883-1745 or visit the BOER office at the Troup County Government Center, 100 Ridley Ave. Hogansville residents who wish to run for office should call or visit City Hall, 301 E. Main St., 706-637-8629. In West Point, prospective candidates should call or visit City Hall, 730 1st Ave., 706-645-2226.

The City Council candidate qualifying fee for LaGrange is $216. Hogansville’s council qualifying fee is $108. West Point’s qualifying fees for council is $90, and $153 for mayor.

Candidates who wish to run for office must complete the necessary paperwork, including disclosures regarding personal finances, fiduciary positions, ownership of real estate and businesses, investments and annual payments from the state government; the candidate’s spouse’s direct ownership of real estate must also be disclosed. A notice of candidate affidavit must also be signed and notarized.

Throughout the process, candidates also must disclose campaign contributions to a state ethics commission. Packets with the necessary paperwork and pertinent information for LaGrange candidates are available at the Troup County Government Center.

Check back with LaGrange Daily News online and in print this week for updates on which candidates have qualified for office.

Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.