With one day remaining for candidates to file to run for the District 1 seat on the DeKalb County Commission, only a single candidate has entered the race, according to DeKalb’s election office.
Former DeKalb School Board member Nancy Jester was the sole candidate listed by DeKalb election officials on Sept. 9 as seeking the post vacated by former Commissioner Elaine Boyer.
Boyer resigned the day before federal prosecutors accused her of misusing county money. Boyer pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 3 and is scheduled to be sentenced in December, according to news reports.
Qualifying opened Sept. 8 and continues through noon Sept. 10 for the special election being held Nov. 4 to complete Boyer’s unexpired term, according to the DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections.
Candidates may file for the seat at the board’s office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur. The qualifying fee is $1,151.24.