The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

July 18, 2012

List of city election qualifiers finalized

— A new contender has joined the Athens mayoral race, and a former councilman has entered the contest for District 1 City Council.

Jay Bradley “Brad” Horner of Athens qualified to run for mayor Tuesday — the last day candidates can qualify for the Aug. 28 municipal election. Horner joins a field of mayoral candidates that includes incumbent Mayor Ronnie Marks, retiree Ralph Richardson and former councilman from 1986-90 Jerry Hill.

The mayor earns $65,000 a year.

District 1

In District 1, former City Council member Danny Crawford qualified Monday to run, making him the fifth candidate in that race. Crawford, who was the incumbent District 1 councilman when he was unseated by retired City Clerk Johnny Crutcher in 2004, will run against Wayne Reynolds, Marty Bruce, William Ray Sanders and Chris Seibert.

Five candidates in that race — none of them incumbents — could lead to a runoff, which would be Oct. 9. Councilwoman Mignon Bowers, who has served one four-year term in District 1, did not seek re-election.

District 4

In District 4, Joseph Cannon will take on incumbent Jim Hickman. Hickman was appointed in December 2010 to fill the seat vacated by Marks. Marks, who had served as council president, was named mayor in November 2010 following the election of former mayor Dan Williams to the state Legislature.

District 5

In District 5, former City Councilman Brian Terry will take on former Athens Police Chief Wayne Harper. Terry, the incumbent in 2004 in District 4, was unseated by Marks, a former councilman. Councilwoman Milly Caudle, the incumbent, did not seek re-election.

Unopposed

Two councilmen will be running unopposed in August — District 2 Councilman Harold Wales and District 3 Council President Jimmy Gill. Both incumbents qualified to run and neither drew opposition.

Council members earn $12,000 a year.

Beginning Aug. 8, The News Courier will feature extensive coverage of each race leading up to the election.

1
Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee