Incumbent council members in LaGrange, Hogansville, West Point to be challenged

Published 5:52 pm Friday, August 23, 2019

Qualifying for public office ended Friday, setting the stage for November’s municipal elections.

In LaGrange, incumbent councilman Mark Mitchell will face opposition from Curtis Brown Jr. and LaTasha Dudley. 

The winner will represent District 1 on the LaGrange City Council.

Two other LaGrange City Council incumbents, LeGree McCamey and Willie Edmondson, will run unopposed. Both represent District 2 in LaGrange.

All three Hogansville City Council seats will be opposed, and two incumbents will be challenged. 

Incumbent George Bailey will be challenged by Mark Ayers as each attempt to win the Post Four seat. 

Incumbent Theresa Strickland will be challenged by Toni Lee Striblin for Post Five.

Post Three on the Hogansville City Council will have a new representative as Fred Higgins said he will not run for reelection. Mandy Neese and Brenda Geter both qualified Higgins’ open position.

West Point’s qualifying ended on Wednesday, and incumbent Steve Tramell was the only person to qualify for the mayor position. There were five qualifiers for three spots on the West Point City Council. Incumbents Gerald Ledbetter, Sandra Thornton and Deedee Williams will be challenged by Wiky Gladden and Kesha Edwards-Coniglio. 

The top three vote getters will be elected. 

The general election will be held on Nov. 5.