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3 qualify in PTC, 3 in Fayetteville

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, only three souls had officially taken the plunge and filed paperwork to seek elected office in Peachtree City.

And it’s already shaping up with a race for the Post 2 seat on the City Council.

Shayne Robinson, who chairs the city’s recreation and special events commission and is active with the city’s BMX program, has filed paperwork seeking the Post 2 seat along with Vietnam veteran Mike King. Both filed their qualification paperwork and fee on Monday.

Whoever wins the Post 2 race will serve for just more than two years because the seat is being vacated mid-term by incumbent Councilman George Dienhart, who had to resign in order to run for mayor.

Among the five announced candidates for the mayor’s race, only one showed up Monday to qualify and submit the appropriate paperwork: Vanessa Fleisch, who has served the past three and a half years as the city’s Post 4 council member.

Qualifying runs through Friday at 4:30 p.m. Candidates must qualify at City Hall and must be at least 21 years old and a qualified elector (registered voter) who has lived in the city for at least six months immediately preceding the election. Peachtree City’s mayor and city council members serve at large, meaning there are no restrictions on where they live in the city relative to the seat for which they run.

The qualifying fee for the office of mayor is $270, and the fee for all city council posts is $180. Information packets, including the necessary forms, are available at City Hall.

By press time on Tuesday three people had qualified for the three Fayetteville City Council seats up for election in November.

Qualifying for the Post 3 seat was 53-year-old aviation safety inspector Scott Stacy. Incumbent Walt White announced earlier that he would not be seeking re-election.

The lone qualifier for the Post 4 seat was 75-year-old Chattahoochee Hills Administrator Jim Williams. Incumbent Larry Dell previously stated that he would not qualify for his council seat.

Qualifying for the Post 5 seat was incumbent Paul Oddo.

Deadline for qualifying for Fayetteville posts is close of business Wednesday, Aug. 28. — Reported by John Munford and Ben Nelms.

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