Lawrenceville's Mayor and two city councilmembers will not have opponents in Novembers elections.
Monday, September 3, 2012
The qualifying period for Lawrenceville City elections ended Friday at 4:30pm. The elections in November are for Mayor, City Council Post 1 and Post 2. The current seat holders were the only ones to submit their qualification notices. Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson and Councilmembers Marie Beiser and Tony Powell will all run unopposed. All three submitted their notices on Monday, the first day of the qualifying period.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal approved the change in length of terms and limits for Lawrenceville lawmakers.
The City of Lawrenceville will be holding fewer elections in the future. Governor Nathan Deal signed into law changes to the City's charter, allowing for the mayor and city council members to hold four year terms instead of the current two year terms. Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson was not available for comment, but noted in a previous city council meeting that this does not mean the current seat holders will automatically extend their terms. The change will go into effect with the November elections when residents will vote for Posts 1 and 2, seats currently held by Marie Beiser and Tony Powell, as well as for Mayor. Councilwoman Beiser believes the change will be good for Lawrenceville. "I think the four year terms will benefit the city …