Candidates qualifying include:
1) Jerry T. "J.J" Brownstead
2) Charles Cooper, Jr.
3) J. H. Graham, former mayor and councilman
4) Robert E. "Rob" Harrison,
5) Terri L. Manning
6) Jeanette W. Parsons
7) Scot Shanks
8) David E. Warner, former city councilman who served from Jan 1985-Dec 1992
While most of the candidates have not held office previously, candidates J. H. Graham has served as both a council member and many years as mayor. He lost an election 2 years ago to current mayor James Mayberry. David Warner previously held a council seat from 1985 to 1992.
The candidates have a week to decide if they want to stay on the ballot and can withdraw by noon August 26 if they choose. Otherwise their name will appear on the ballot for November 8.