When qualifying ended Friday afternoon, seven citizens had filed the proper paperwork and qualified for election or reelection to Municipal Posts in the City of Donalsonville and the Town of Iron City for the November 5 General Election.
Donalsonville District 2, Post 5 City Council member Mitch Blanks, Town of Iron City Mayor Ronnie Ingram and Town of Iron City Post 3 Council member John Gray qualified for re-election and will face no opposition on the November ballot.
Incumbent Donalsonville City Council member Travis Brooks, representing District 1, Post 2, and incumbent Town of Iron City Council member Sara Robinson, representing Post 1 will be the only two local candidates on the November ballot facing opposition. Lola Givens qualified to challenge Brooks and Ann Odom Stark qualified to challenge Robinson.
Givens is the daughter of Linda and the late Ladon Burke of Donalsonville and a graduate of Seminole County High School. She and her husband of 36 years, Allen Givens, have one daughter, Chelsea who is married to Trenton Simms, and they have one daughter, Kenzlie Simms. She is the sister of Brad Burke and the late Bridgett Powell. The Givens family attends New Hope Family Worship Center. She is employed by Dr. H.E. Breckenridge, III.
Stark was born and raised in Donalsonville and graduated from Seminole County High School and attended Bainbridge State College. She joined Burke, Worsham and Harrell in Donalsonville in March of 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. Anne has over 30 years’ experience in administrative duties, customer service, and finance. She is the mother of one son, Joshua Reed Stark.
The last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the Municipal General Election is October 7, 2019. The Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Qualifying began on Monday, August 19 at 8:30 a.m. and closed at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. Candidates filed their notices of candidacy and paid their qualifying fees to the Probate Judge/Elections Superintendent Michael Jon Rogerson in the Seminole County Courthouse. The qualifying fees for Municipal Posts in the City of Donalsonville were $108 for Council members District 1, Post 2 and District 2, Post 5. The qualifying fees for Municipal Posts in the Town of Iron City were $35 for Mayor, and $25 each for Council member Posts 1 and 3.
For more information regarding the election process, contact the Board of Registrars or the Probate Judge at 229-525-5256.