By Shaunteri Skinner
Come ask candidates for mayor and city council questions tonight at the Winterville Civitan’s Club’s candidate forum. Three candidates are in the running to replace Mayor Emily Eisenman: Ken Hodges, George Chandler, and Dodd Ferrelle.
The candidates’ backgrounds range from farmer to attorney, but they all have experience in a city or school council.
Ken Hodges, a member of the Winterville City Council says he wants to take on this leadership role. He said, “I love this city, and I have a passion for it. The only time that I left Winterville was to go to Vietnam during the sixty-seven years that I have been here. I believe that I am the person who can lead the city forward.”
We attempted to contact Ferrelle and Chandler but have not received a response.
Candidates for city council include Markus Boenig, Mary Quinn, Scott Howard, San Alvarez, and Lee Ann Pingel.
The forum will begin tonight at 7:00p.m. with city council candidates speaking until 8:00 p.m. Mayoral candidates will speak from 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The election for these seats will take place on Nov. 3 at the Winterville Depot. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.
Forum location: Winterville Baptist Church Chapel, 305 N Church St, Winterville, GA 30683