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White officially joins mayoral race

With less than 24 hours left in the qualifying period, three mayoral candidates will be on the ballot in November.

Former State Representative John White signs his qualifications paperwork to officially be put on the ballot as a candidate for mayor. White joins former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard and businesswoman B.J. Fletcher as bona fide candidates for the November general election.

Former State Representative John White signs his qualifications paperwork to officially be put on the ballot as a candidate for mayor. White joins former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard and businesswoman B.J. Fletcher as bona fide candidates for the November general election.

ALBANY — With only a half-day in the qualifying period left, three candidates have qualified to run for Albany mayor.

Former state representative John White made his bid for the office official Thursday morning, signing the paperwork and paying his qualifying fee just after 10:30.

White joins former Albany City Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard and Albany busineswoman B.J. Fletcher as bona fide contenders for the mayor’s seat. Hubbard qualified Wednesday and Fletcher on Tuesday.

The three are the only ones left who have expressed interest publicly in seeking the office. Others have inquired about the qualifying process but have yet to actually do so, elections officials say.

In other races, long-time Ward I Commissioner Jon Howard was the first to qualify. He signed his intention to seek a fifth term Monday morning. Ward IV Commissioner Roger Marietta has qualified for re-election, as has a challenger, bookkeeper Jason McCoy. Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell has also qualified for re-election, while former Dougherty County Commissioner Victor Edwards has qualified to run against him.

Political newcomer Kowana McKinney, a community organizer and volunteer with the Dougherty County School System, qualified Thursday to jump into the Ward VI race with Edwards and Postell.

Qualifying ends today at noon.

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White qualifies to run

Comments

KaosinAlbany 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm moving if this nut gets elected.

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waltspecht 2 years, 10 months ago

Wasn't he trying to run a Lobbying Company, plying on his time in the State Legislature. Wasn't he also the one that got elected knowing the rules when working for the State Department of Vocational Education, and then tried to abuse his position to take paid leave for attending the legislature? Until he got pulled up short and lost the job due to attendance? Wonderful sort of person running for office isn't he?

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TrixibelleBento 2 years, 10 months ago

Totally with you Kaos. I will be voting for a woman this November!

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ABY1 2 years, 10 months ago

The state ethics commission reports says that he still owes fines for not disclosing his campaign activities from his past election attempts in 2002, and 2008. I guess third try is the charm. I don't get how he can be allowed to qualify. He should not be allowed to be on any ballot until he clears up these fines. Why do we need qualifying anyways? Just what does it mean to qualify? Looks like convicted felons and people with questionable ethics will get on the ballot anyways for the unsuspecting voters to choose from.

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ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 10 months ago

The fines / late filing fees, whatever the word, do not disqualify someone from running for office. Doesn't make much sense, does it? Then again, I'm 99% sure he won't be elected. I don't mean any offense, but, all he'll do is drain a few votes away from the other AA candidates

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