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April 21, 2019

12/28/2016 2:38:00 PM
Primary May Be Held for the Offices of Mayor and Fifth Ward Alderman
Candidates Who Filed for City Positions



Brian Miller
Mark Tendam
Gary Gaspard
Steve Hagerty
Jeffrey Smith

City Clerk
Rodney Greene
Devon Reid

Ward 1
Lee A. Cabot
Judy Fiske

Ward 2
Peter Braithwaite

Ward 3
Alex Morgan
Melissa Wynne
Alex Block

Ward 4
Donald Wilson

Ward 5
Robin Rue Simmons
Carolyn Murray
Daniel Featherson
Carliss Sutton
Misty Witenberg

Ward 6
Thomas M. Suffredin
Virginia Mann

Ward 7
Eleanor Revelle

Ward 8
Ann Rainey
Robert “Rob” Bady

Ward 9
Cicely L. Fleming
C. Shawn Jones


By Larry Gavin

On Dec. 23, City Clerk Rodney Greene announced that there will be a primary election held on Feb. 28, 2017, with respect to the offices of Mayor and Alderman for the Fifth Ward.

He said, “Since there are now five candidates for the office of Mayor, and five candidates for the office of Fifth Ward Alderman, a Consolidated Primary will be held on Feb. 28, 2017.”

Mr. Greene told the RoundTable that if any of the candidates received 51% of the vote in their respective primary election, they would be deemed the winner of the office they were seeking, and there would be no need for an election on April 4. If no candidate received 51% of the vote, there would be a run-off between the top two vote-getters on April 4.

The candidates who are listed in the “uncertified ballot listing” for the Feb. 28 primary are Brian Miller, Mark Tendam, Gary Gaspard, Steve Hagerty, and Jeffrey Smith for Mayor; and Robin Rue Simmons, Carolyn Murray, Daniel Featherson, Carliss Sutton, and Misty Witenberg for Fifth Ward Alderman. 

The box at right lists all the candidates who have filed, in either the November or the December filing periods for the offices indicated.

[After this article was posted, the RoundTable learned the Mr. Smith filed objections to the petitions of the four other Mayoral candidates. See link to article below. If he is successful in knocking the other candidates off the ballot, it would eliminate the need for a Mayoral primary.]

Related Stories:
• Editorial: We Support the 1992 Referendum and Placing All Five Mayoral Candidates on the Feb. 28 Primary Ballot
• A New Twist, Jeffrey Smith Challenges Other Four Mayoral Candidates
• Challenges to Mayoral and City Clerk Candidates Overruled

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