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Qualifying deadline looms in Long County
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District 4 Councilman Donald Combs (left) will not seek re-election. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Ludowici residents are expected to cast votes in their municipal election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at city hall.
They will decide who will represent them in the offices of mayor, five city council seats, and city recorder judge.
As of Tuesday morning, most of the incumbents had qualified and were unopposed.
They include, Mayor Myrtice Warren, District 1 Councilman A.A. “Zip” Billings, District 2 Councilman Jim Fuller, District 3 Councilman Frank McClelland, District 5 Councilwoman Gwendolyn Davis and Recorder Judge Larry Fowler.
Davis, appointed to the council in January, is completing the unexpired term of the late Willie Glover Sr., who died Jan. 6.
In the District 4 race, Councilman Donald Combs Sr. announced he would not seek re-election. Debbie Bolick is the only candidate who has qualified for that post to date.
Commenting on his time in office, Combs said, “The primary reason I’m not running this time is that I will soon be 73, and I think it’s time to let someone younger do the job.”
Combs has been a councilman for the past eight years. Previously, he had served as city clerk for five years.
“It has had its good points and bad points, like everything. But it has been an honor to be on the council,” Combs said.
Candidates have until noon Friday to pay their qualifying fees for the upcoming election.
The qualifying fees are as follows: Mayor, $288; city council, $72; and recorder judge, $180. The fee is based on 3 percent of the total annual salary and compensation for each of the positions.
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