1 contested race in Fayetteville, 1 in Tyrone —
The ballot for Peachtree City council elections this fall is crowded: 5 candidates are running for the open mayoral post, 4 are seeking the open Post 4 seat, and the sitting councilman is being challenged for the Post 3 seat.
Three council posts are up this fall in Fayetteville, but only one has any opposition.
Two seats are on the November ballot for Tyrone Council, but only one has opposition.
Qualifying closed for governing bodies for all Fayette County municipalities at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.
Here’s who’s running for what in the nonpartisan elections:
Mayor (OPEN) (Vanessa Fleisch is term-limited)
Terry L. Ernst, 70, 704 Adderly Lane, retired from Peachtree City Police Department, has lived in Peachtree City for 31 years, is serving the final of two terms on the City Council.
Nicholas (Nick) Anthony Ferrante, 37, 906 Hip Pocket Rd., business to business sales, has lived in Peachtree City for seven years.
Eric Imker, 65, 2407 Ashford Park, retired, has lived in Peachtree City 18 years, served previously on the City Council.
Donnie (Don) O. Haddix, 70, 7 Dover Trail, no occupation listed, retired, has lived in Peachtree City for 34 years, previously served on the City Council and one term as mayor.
Kimberly (Kim) Kay Learnard, 61, 109 Loblolly Circle, director of Friends of LINC, Inc., has lived in Peachtree City for 21 years, previously served two terms on the City Council.
Post 3 (Kevin Madden, incumbent)
Kevin Madden, 71, 136 Highgreen Ridge, works for Global Airlift Services Inc. (air cargo sales), has lived in Peachtree City for 24 years, is serving his first term on the City Council.
Gretchen Caola, 52, 208 Edgewater Way, no job listed, has lived in Peachtree City for 2 years, in Fayette for 20 years.
Post 4 (open as Ernst runs for mayor)
Derrick (Rick) Bryant, 51, 508 Lighthouse Lane, clergy, has lived in Peachtree City for seven years.
Philip (Phil) James Crane, 31, 16 Perthshire Dr., chiropractor, has lived in Peachtree City for 17 years.
Frank Destadio, 72, 404 Tantallon, retired, has lived in Peachtree City for 20 years, has served as member and chair of the Planning Commission.
Richard Alan Livsey, 74, 1110 Twin Bridge Lane, league coordinator Peachtree City Youth Basketball, has lived in Peachtree City for 15 years.
Victor Scott Stacy (incumbent), 61, 330 Virginia Highland, FAA safety inspector , has lived in Fayetteville for 25 years.
Richard (Rich) John Hoffman (incumbent), 77, 195 Lanier Ave. West, retired (former owner of Hoffman Tire Co. in Fayetteville), has lived in Fayetteville for 47 years.
Paul C. Oddo, Jr. (incumbent), 69, 818 Redwine Rd., CPA, has lived in Fayetteville for 23 years.
Niyah Glover, 40, 550 Virginia Highlands, Doctor of Psychology, has lived in Fayetteville one year.
Billy Campbell (incumbent), 68, 103 Beresford Road, retired
Gloria Furr (incumbent), 74, 565 Laurelwood Drive, retired, has lived in Tyrone for 53 years.
Danny Dolan, 43, 110 Taylor Ridge Ct., software QA engineer, has lived in Tyrone for seven years.
Taiwo O. Idowu, 65, 170 Chaparral Trace privacy operations officer, has lived in Tyrone for one year.