Spate Of New Candidates Eying City Council Contests

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A spate of new candidates are eying the upcoming City Council races.

They range from recall leader Jim Folkner and dentist Dr. Joe Dzik to marketing executive Ryan Kopet and ex-City Parks Director Jerry Mitchell.

Mr. Folkner said he plans to run for the District 1 seat being vacated by Deborah Scott.

Ms. Kopet and Mr. Mitchell picked up for District 2, the post now held by Sally Robinson, who is also retiring.

Dr. Dzik may be among the group of candidates challenging incumbent Jack Benson in District 4.

Katie Lamb is the third Collegedale commissioner to pick up for the upcoming March election.

District 1

Tom McCullough Qualified

Matthew Ware

Jim Folkner

District 2

George Jackson

Roger Tuder Qualified

Priscilla Simmons

Thomas Lee III

Ryan Kopet

Jerry Mitchell

District 3

Ken Smith

Pam Ladd

District 4

Larry Grohn Qualified

Ryan King

Scott McColpin

Tom Tomisek

Jack Benson Qualified

Joe Dzik

District 5

Russell Gilbert Qualified

District 6

Carol Berz

District 7

Tramble Stephens Qualified

Ervin Mitchell Qualified

Manny Rico Qualified

Chris Anderson

Milton Jackson

District 8

Moses Freeman

District 9

Demetrus Menifee Qualified

Peter Murphy Qualified

Yusuf Hakeem Qualified

Mayor

Guy Satterfield - Qualified

City of Collegedale

Debbie Baker

Tim Johnson Qualified

Katie Lamb


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