Qualifying fees set for Coweta officials


It’s that time again. Qualifying fees for the numerous countywide elections to be held later this year have been finalized. The qualifying period will come in late May, followed by the primary elections on July 31.

The Coweta County Commission on Jan. 19 adopted a resolution that established the qualifying fees for the upcoming primary and general elections. Among the officers up for election are three county commissioners, the sheriff, tax commissioner and coroner and a number of others in the Coweta County judicial system.

County commissioners up for election this year include the District 1 seat held by Paul Poole, the District 4 seat held by Rodney Brooks and the District 5 seat held by Al Smith.

The qualifying fees approved Jan. 19 include:

-County Commissioner – $420

-Sheriff – $2,425

-Probate Court Judge – $2,173

-Tax Commissioner – $2,173

-Chief Magistrate Judge – $2,173

-Clerk of Superior Court – $2,173

-State Court Chief – $4,057

-Solicitor General – $3,043

-Coroner – $1,248

-Surveyor – $35

The qualifying period will be held May 23-25 followed by the primary elections on July 31.