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43 qualify for city offices
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Liberty County Chief Registrar Ella Golden looks over the official list of qualifiers for municipal elections in Allenhurst, Hinesville, Riceboro and Walthourville. - photo by Photo by Andrea Washington

A total of 43 candidates will campaign over the next few months, in what could be one of the more interesting political seasons in the last few cycles.
Qualifying for the Nov. 6 elections in Allenhurst, Hinesville, Riceboro and Walthourville closed Friday, with only a few candidates waiting until the last day to make their campaigns official and have their names printed on ballots.
Those interested in running for a mayoral or council seat in the cities, but missed the deadline, will have until Sept. 7 to file and publish a notice of intention to be a write-in candidate in this year’s city elections.
For more information on becoming a write-in candidate, call the Liberty County Voter Registration Office at 876-3310.
Below is the list of candidates whose names will be printed on the ballots in each city, by position and district/post, if necessary.
NOTE: Candidates running in the Gum Branch municipal elections are not listed because the city has opted not to use the county’s services to run its elections this year. The city’s list of candidates will be published when they become available.

Allenhurst Mayoral
Thomas G. Hines
Roger D. Todd

Allenhurst City Council
Nancy Jane Bezanson
Douglas Burgess
Amanda Cox
Carl Easton
Wilma J. Gaskin

Hinesville Mayoral

Billy Kitchings
Robert F. “Bob” Pirkle
Sampie W. Smith
James (Jim) Thomas

Hinesville Council, 1st District
Charles Frasier
Robert D. Robbins

Hinesville Council, 2nd District
James R. (Bobby) Ryon

Hinesville Council, 3rd District
David Anderson, Sr.
Yong H. Lee
Bonita Smith

Hinesville Council, 4th District
Keith Jenkins
Jack Shuman
Eric A. Thomas

Hinesville City Council, 5th District
Peter L. Jones
Kenneth Shaw
Angela Wilson

Riceboro Mayoral
William T. Austin

Riceboro City Council
Elton E. Brown Sr.
Dennis P. Fitzgerald
Modibo M. Kadalie
David Miller
Chris Stacy
Tommy M. Williams Sr.
John Young

Walthourville Mayoral
Henry Frasier, Sr.
Daisy S. Pray

Walthourville Council, Post 1
Patricia A. Green
Charlie Richardson

Walthourville Council, Post 2
Carrie Anderson
Charlie L. Anderson

Walthourville Council, Post 3
Larry D. Baker
Sarah Betty Hayes

Walthourville Council, Post 4
Luciria Luckey Lovette
Vincent K. Pray

Walthourville Council, Post 5
James E. Hendry
Lillie James Winn

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