Qualifying time ahead for candidates in F’ville, PTC and Tyrone


Time is approaching for those interested in throwing their hat in the ring for local political office. Qualifying for seats in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone for the Nov. 8 municipal elections will begin in just over two months.

Qualifying in Fayetteville will be for the mayor and council seats for Post 1 and Post 2. Those positions are currently held by Mayor Ken Steele, Post 1 Councilman Wilson Price and Post 2 Councilman Al Hovey-King.

Candidates for the three slots may qualify Aug. 29 through Aug. 31.

The qualifying fee for mayor is $330 while the fee for council positions is $240.

Fayetteville voters on the Nov. 8 ballot will also determine whether the Sunday sale of packaged alcohol will be allowed.

Peachtree City will open qualifying for the two council seats currently held by Post 1 Councilman Eric Imker and by Post 2 Councilman Doug Sturbaum. The qualifying fee for the council seats is $180. Qualifying period will be Aug. 29 through Sept. 2.

Peachtree City voters will also decide on Sunday packaged alcohol sales in the November election.

And in Tyrone, qualifying will open for mayor and two council seats from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. Qualifying for the seat held by Mayor Don Rehwaldt carries a fee of $288 while qualifying for the seats for Post 1 Councilman Tracy Young and Post 2 Councilman Eric Dial carry a fee of $144.

The Tyrone Town Council will take up the question of a voter referendum on Sunday package sales on June 16. If the council says yes, the Sunday alcohol sales question will appear on the November ballot in Tyrone.

Qualifying in the respective municipalities begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and ends at 4:30 p.m.

The deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 11.

There are no contests this year for the Fayette County Commission or the Fayette County Board of Education.