MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - As the candidates in the race for mayor continue to debate across the county, the races for Mobile City Council are also heating up. Qualifying for the August election is now over.
Candidates signed up until the very last minute for the City of Mobile municipal elections. A few seats having multiple candidates.
- Lakeshia Dotson,
- Reverend Lavon Manzie,
- Florence McElroy,
- Karlos Turner
- Greg Vaughan.
District 4 has four candidates including current Councilmember John Williams who is running again. Challengers include: Tim Burnett, Milton Morrow and Labarron Wiley.
Burnett sent the following statement to FOX10 News.
"My decision to serve the citizens of District 4 was based on the need for committed representation at City Hall that will develop productive relationships with fellow council members and the Mayor to ensure that a revival of our district is born through hard work and creative solutions for a better Mobile. By fostering better relations with members of the Council and the Mayor, the hidden agendas and barriers to unity will give way to collaboration and common ground that will allow us to build on our strengths and grow from past experiences."
District 3 City Councilmember C.J. Small is running for his seat again after being appointed to the position last year. He has one opponent Kimberly Evans who owns Kimberly's Old Shell Road Social Club in midtown.
District 6 also has two candidates. Current City Councilmember Bess Rich is seeking re-election. Rich has held the position since 2010. She will be facing Antwan Cook who is a local barber.
The city council election is non-partisan. The election will be held on August 27, along with the race for the next mayor of Mobile.
District 1 City Councilmember Fred Richardson is running unopposed as well as Councilmember Gina Gregory who represents District 7. City Council President Reggie Copeland announced earlier this year he will not run again for the District 5 seat. Joel Daves is running unopposed for District 5 job.
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