While it's only the first day of qualifying, there's been no shortage of action at both Milton and Alpharetta city halls to fill seats up for re-election on Nov. 5.
In Alpharetta, incumbents Donald Mitchell of Post 1, Mike Kennedy of Post 2 and Chris Owens of Post 3 all qualified to run for re-election. In Milton, incumbents Bill Lusk of District 2/Post 1 and Karen Thurman of District 1/Post 1 also qualified today.
Resident Rick Mohrig also qualified to fill the unexpired term of the District 3/Post 2 seat in a special election. Earlier this month, Councilmember Lance Large announced plans to resign this fall from the seat, which still has an additional two years in the current term.
Qualifying continues tomorrow and Wednesday in Alpharetta for Posts 1, 2 and 3 seats from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the office of city clerk at Alpharetta City Hall. The fee is $450, which is 3 percent of the total gross salary made by each council member in the preceding year. Alpharetta City Hall is at 2 South Main Street.
Milton will also continue to hold qualifying tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the office of mayor and the District 1/Post 1, District 2/Post 1 and District 3/Post 1 seats. Milton City Hall is at 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107.
Residents can qualify between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the city clerk's office at Milton City Hall. The fees in Milton to quality for mayor is $690 and is $390 for city council seats.