Elections 2019: Mayor, council candidates in Chatham County

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The 2019 municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Ahead of Election Day, News 3 has gathered a list of those who have qualified in Chatham County.

All Chatham County voters will see the following Special Election items on their ballots:

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Continuation (SPLOST)

Chatham County voters will have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on SPLOST 7, a penny tax that would fund various projects throughout the county.

Here’s what voters will see on the ballot:
Shall a special one percent sales and use tax be imposed in Chatham County for a period of six years for the raising of an estimated amount of $400,000,000 for the purposes of funding certain capital outlay projects within Chatham County and the municipalities in Chatham County including storm-water drainage, roads, bridges, and transportation, transit; water and sewer; administrative, cultural, historic, judicial, industrial and recreational facilities and improvements; park facilities and improvements; greenspace; and public works and public safety equipment and facilities?

For more information and background on SPLOST in Chatham County, visit here.

Level 1 Freeport Exemption

Citizens will also have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on whether the county should be authorized to exempt companies from paying state and local property taxes on qualifying inventory.

Here’s what voters will see on the ballot:
Shall the governing authority of Chatham County be authorized to exempt from ad valorem taxation the inventory of finished goods which are stored in a fulfillment center and which are made available to remote purchasers who may make such purchases by electronic, internet, telephonic, or other remote means, and where such stock in trade of a fulfillment center will be shipped from the fulfillment center and delivered to the purchaser at a location other than the location of the fulfillment center?

For more information on Level 1 Freeport Exemption, visit here.


Savannah

Mayor
– Eddie DeLoach (incumbent)
– Van Johnson
– Regina Thomas
– Louis Wilson, Sr.

READ: Meet your 2019 Savannah mayoral candidates

Alderman At-Large, Post 1
– Carol Bell (incumbent)
– Kesha Gibson-Carter

Alderman At-Large, Post 2
– Tony Center
– Alicia Blakely

District 1 Alderman
– Bernetta Lanier
– Peter Pannizzo

District 2 Alderman
– Bill Durrence (incumbent)
– Detric Leggett

District 3 Alderman
– John Hall (incumbent)
– Linda Wilder-Bryan

District 4 Alderman
– Nick Palumbo

District 5 Alderman
– Estella Edwards Shabazz (incumbent)

District 6 Alderman
– Antonio Hunter
– Kurtis Purtee
– Tony Thomas (incumbent)


Garden City

Mayor
– Don Bethune (incumbent)
– Gary Monroe

Council District 2
– Debbie Ruiz (incumbent)

Council District 3
– Bruce Campbell (incumbent)
– Natalyn Morris

Council District 4
– Rosetta Bryant Cody (incumbent)
– Richard Lassiter, Jr.
– Juanita Longmire

Special Election Questions

Level 1 Freeport Exemption

Garden City citizens will have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on whether the city should be authorized to exempt companies from paying state and local property taxes on qualifying inventory.

Here’s what voters will see on the ballot:
Shall the governing authority of Garden City be authorized to exempt from ad valorem taxation the inventory of finished goods which are stored in a fulfillment center and which are made available to remote purchasers who may make such purchases by electronic, internet, telephonic, or other remote means, and where such stock in trade of a fulfillment center will be shipped from the fulfillment center and delivered to the purchaser at a location other than the location of the fulfillment center?

For more information on Level 1 Freeport Exemption, visit here.

Sunday Alcohol Sales

Garden City citizens will also have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on whether the city should allow alcohol sales between certain hours on Sundays.

Here’s what voters will see on the ballot:
Shall the governing authority of Garden City be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.?


Pooler

Mayor
– Rebecca Benton
– Adam Bridges
– Steve Larson

Council
* vote for 6
– Bruce Allen (incumbent)
– Shannon Black (incumbent)
– Aaron Higgins
– Tom Hutcherson
– Falgun “Pappu” Patel
– Michael Royal (incumbent)
– Stevie Wall (incumbent)
– John Wilcher
– Karen Williams


Port Wentworth

Council At Large
– Thomas Barbee (incumbent)
– Doel Maldonado
– Randall Mathews

Council District 2
– Scott Norman
– Mark Stephens (incumbent)

Council District 4
– Bill Herrin (incumbent)
– Glenn Jones


Tybee Island

Mayor
– Wanda Doyle
– Mack Kitchens
– Shirley Sessions

Council
* vote for 3
– John Bremer
– Barry Brown (incumbent)
– Jay Burke III
– Nancy DeVetter
– Fidelia Fowler
– Sean Joyce
– David McNaughton
– Brian West

The Tybee City Council seat Shirley Sessions vacated in order to run for mayor up for grabs, but only for the duration of the current term and not a full four years.

Sessions had a little over two years left, and due to city bylaws, the election will only be for that duration. The election will be held on the same date as the other races.

Candidates are:
– Jack Clifton Boylston
– Michael “Spec” Hosti
– Mary McLemore
– Martin Rowe

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