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No city election in Senoia, after all


  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Jan. 17, 2020 - 8:56 PM

William “Dub” Pearman will be Senoia’s new mayor, and Tracy Brady will be the newest member of the city council.

Candidate qualifying for the vacant mayor’s seat and Post 2 Council seat was held this week, but only two candidates qualified, one for each seat.

That means there won’t be a city election on March 24. The election would have been held in conjunction with the presidential preference primary.

Though the candidates and the races won’t be on the ballot, Pearman and Brady won’t be able to take office until after March 24, according to Coweta Elections Director Jane Scoggins.

Pearman resigned his Post 2 council seat at the end of December to run for mayor. Mayor Jeff Fisher announced in December that he would be stepping down at the end of the year because of work-related reasons.

Brady will become the first woman to serve on the Senoia City Council since 2003. The last female council member was Dianne Cleveland, who served on the council before being elected mayor and left office at the end of 2003.