LUDOWICI — Frank McClelland Jr. is back on the Ludowici City Council. Last month, McClelland was the only candidate to qualify for the vacant District 3 Seat, so he will reassume his duties on the council, without a special election.
McClelland was first elected to the council in 1986, and has been re-elected five times. In May he decided to run for sheriff, and stepped down from the council. In the sheriff’s race McClelland received the second highest percentage of the votes, 30 percent, but lost to incumbent Cecil Nobles, who got 51 percent.
Qualifying for the vacant seat was held from Aug. 25-27. As a result of McClellan being the lone qualifier, no special election was required.
On Wednesday, Long County State Court Judge Richard Phillips swore McClelland back into the office of alderman, and he will assume his duties immediately.
“I want to thank the people in my district for allowing me to serve them again,” he said. “I will try to do the best job for them that I can, and will try to do what is in the best interest of the city and the county.”
He represents District 3. Other members of the council are A.A. “Zip” Billings, District 1, James Fuller Jr., District 2, Debbie Bolick, District 4, and Gwendolyn Davis, District 5. Myrtice Warren is mayor.
The council meets the second Tuesday of every month at city hall, starting at 6 p.m.