Incumbent Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Councilman Levern Clancy hope to swap jobs in Midway’s November election but a number of other candidates are also seeking those positions.
Clancy, the current mayor pro tempore, was expected to seek the top spot just as Washington was expected to run for a council seat. Neal Eric Jones Sr. is seeking the mayor’s job and five candidates are in the race for the council’s four seats.
Council incumbents Stanley Brown and Melice Gerace are seeking re-election and challengers T. Gerald Lee and Henry O. Stevens Jr. are also in the council race along with Washington.
City Councilman Curtes Roberts is retiring at the end of his current term.
Midway elections are held at large, there are no districts and no posts and all candidates compete with each other. Voters cast four ballots for council and the top four vote-getters are elected. The mayor and the council members serve four-year terms; the mayor is limited to two terms.
Council members are paid $450 monthly except for the member chosen as mayor pro tempore who gets an extra $100 monthly. The mayor’s salary is $900 monthly.
Municipal election day in Georgia is Nov. 7; voters have until Oct. 10 to register.