Qualified Candidates

Madison Mayor Fred Perriman (current city councilman)

Madison Council, D1 Carrie Peters-Reid

Madison Council, D2 John Stratton Hicky and Bobby Crawford

Madison Council, D5 Chris Hodges and Michael Naples (incumbent)

Rutledge Mayor Joellen Artz and James Bratcher (current city councilman)

Rutledge Council, D1 Timothy J. Smith and William Spann (incumbent)

Rutledge Council, D3 Bruce Altznauer

Bostwick A special election for Sunday package sales will be held.

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer

At the end of the election qualifying period in Morgan County last Friday, Aug. 30, Fred Perriman stood unopposed for the position of mayor of Madison. Perriman, long-time Madison City Council member, is in a good position to become Madison’s first African-American mayor.

Carrie Peters-Reid had qualified to run for Perriman’s District 1 seat on the Madison City Council. To fill Perriman’s seat, a special election – due to Perriman’s unexpired term – for this post will be part of the ballot, and qualifying for the seat runs from Sept. 16-18.

The District 2 and District 5 Madison City Council seats are up for grabs, with Chris Hodges and Michael Naples, incumbent, competing for the District 5 position. John Stratton Hicky and former Madison City Council member Bobby Crawford are in the running for the District 2 position, currently held by Council Member Whitey Hunt.

According to Morgan County Elections Supervisor Bobby Howington, the contest for Rutledge’s mayor will be fought between Joellen Artz and current Rutledge City Council Member James Bratcher.

In Rutledge, Bruce Altznauer qualified for the District 3 council seat. William Spann, incumbent, and Timothy J. Smith will compete for Rutledge’s District 1 council position.

The Bostwick election will be called off because all positions were uncontested. John Bostwick will remain mayor of Bostwick; Ken Johnson, Angie Howard and Damon Malcom will hold on to their seats on the council, and Lee Nunn will take Troy Dobbs’ seat on the council.

However, there will be a Nov. 5 special election for Bostwick as to whether the city will permit and regulate package sales of alcohol on Sundays, between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Local elections are slated for Tuesday, Nov. 5.