The 2019 municipal elections get formal starting Monday as qualifying begins. We expect a few announcements in Rome over the weekend with regular updates starting Monday morning. Hometown Headlines welcomes candidate declarations but please keep in mind all will be limited to no more than 300 words. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Rome: Qualifying for six openings on City Commission starts Monday. Six of nine seats are on the ballot, three from Ward 1 and three from Ward 3. Qualifying is daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Monday through Thursday and until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at City Hall. Those seats up for election: Ward 1 incumbents Bill Irmscher, Milton Slack and Sundai Stevenson. Ward 3 incumbents Bill Collins, Craig McDaniel and Evie McNiece. The top three vote-getters in each ward will get the seats.
Cartersville: Mayor Matt Santini to seek new term: Says Santini in a media release:
It has been a tremendous honor to serve the city of Cartersville as mayor since 2008, and I am thankful for the trust and confidence that the community has placed in me in allowing me to represent you. My passion for public service is as strong as ever. Along with the city council and staff, we have accomplished great things, completed several projects, and overcome challenges while bringing our unique perspectives and making decisions that are in the best interest of the city…
…I’m thankful for those critics who have identified ways that I can be better. Most of all, thank you to my wife, Anthia, and my daughter Matalyn for their unconditional love, patience, and sacrifice while I pursue my passion of community service and in helping to make Cartersville the best place it can be. I am nothing without them.
I will officially qualify on Monday afternoon.