The filing period for those seeking municipal office began July 27th. Through Thursday, 8 candidates have filed for city offices in Columbia County.
No-one has filed yet for any of the positions in Magnolia.
In Waldo: Alderman Kenneth Haupt has filed for Mayor; Paula Jean Williams has filed for Alderman in Ward 1- Position 1; and LaWanda Battle has filed for re-election as Alderman in Ward 3- Position 1.
In Taylor: the incumbent Mayor Charles Matlock has filed for re-election; Clifford Page is also running for Taylor Mayor; and Nora Corcoran has filed for Alderman in Ward 1- Position 1.
In Emerson: former Mayor Joe Mullins has filed to run again for Mayor; and Donna Bilbray has filed for re-election as an Alderman.
The filing period for municipal offices continues until noon on Friday, August 17th. You can get more information in the County Clerk’s office.