As a Sandy Springs voter, you can choose a new Fulton County Commissioner in May. But which commissioner you can choose will depend on where you live in the city.
Long-time County Commissioner Tom Lowe, who now represents Sandy Springs, is retiring. At the same time, a new map of the areas represented by members of the Fulton County Commission splits Sandy Springs among three different commission districts.
Mayor Rusty Paul said he’s concerned that Sandy Springs will not have a resident as a member of the commission.
“I worry about having adequate attention to our local needs from these other governmental entities, particularly given the amount of taxes our people pay these governments,” Paul said in an email
The primary election and a general non-partisan election will be held May 20. In the past, those elections have been held in July, but a court ruling moved the date back this year to allow at least 45 days for the state’s runoff period so there’s enough time for military ballots to be returned.
Here are candidates who qualified for election to seats representing Sandy Springs.
Georgia House of Representatives:
Republican – Matt Dollar, incumbent
Republican — Wendell K. Willard, incumbent
Republican — Joseph B. “Joe” Wilkinson, incumbent
Republicans — Beth Beskin; Loretta A. Lepore; John J. McCloskey; S. Angelic Moore
Democrat — Robert W. “Bob” Gibeling
Republicans — Catherine S. Bernard; Michael J. “Mike” Jacobs, incumbent
Republican — Hunter B. Hill, incumbent
Democrat — Antron D. Johnson
Republican — Judson H. Hill, incumbent
Republican — John E. Albers, incumbent
Democrat — Akhtar Sadiq
Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Republican – Liz Hausmann, incumbent
Republicans – Eric B. Broadwell, Bob Ellis
Republicans – Everett Lee Morris III; Alexander Palacios; Cory Ruth; Bernard “Bernie” Tokarz
Fulton County Board of Education, District 7 — Julia C. Bernath, incumbent; Kathleen A. Wittschen