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Qualifying in South Cobb Municipal Elections


Municipal candidates, comprised of incumbents, challengers, and first-time candidates came out this week to place their names in contention as they qualified for the 2021 elections in November. Candidates are running for office in three South Cobb cities including Austell, Marietta, and Powder Springs.


Post 1 at-large Councilwoman Melanie Maria Elder

Ward 1 Councilman Marlin Lamar Jr.

Ward 3 Councilwoman Meredith L. Adams is running for the post vacated by Randy P. Green.


Mayor Steve Tumlin is opposed by Marietta Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly.

Ward 1 Councilwoman Cheryl Richardson

Ward 3 Councilman Johnny Walker

Ward 7 Councilman Joseph R. Goldstein

Ward 2 Councilman Grif Chalfant is opposed by John Silvey.

Ward 4 Councilman Andy Morris is opposed by Ted Ferreira.

Ward 5 Councilman Reginald Maurice Copeland is opposed by M. Carlyle Kent and Cristina Stallworth.

Ward 6 left vacant by Kelly’s run for mayor, Andre Sims is running for that post.

Powder Springs

Ward 1 Henry Lust

Ward 2 Doris Dawkins

Ward 3 Councilwoman Nancy Farmer is opposed by Dwayne Green.

The City of Smyrna does not have election qualifying this year.

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