Eight offices are up for grabs, including mayor, three council seats and four school board posts.
Incumbent Mayor Matt Santini has qualified for a third term, City Clerk Connie Keeling said about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Councilmen Ward 1 rep Kari Hodge, Ward 3 rep Louis Tonsmeire Sr., and Ward 5 rep and Mayor Pro Tem Dianne Tate also have qualified for the seats they currently hold.
While three incumbent city of Cartersville Board of Education reps also have qualified to keep their seats, a newcomer has entered the ring.
Keeling said Floyd Braid has qualified for the school board seat representing Ward 2, which is currently held by Ken Topham, according to the Cartersville City Schools website.
Incumbent school board reps David Apple of Ward 5, Carolyn Johnson of Ward 1 and Kelley Dial of Ward 6 also have qualified, according to Keeling.
Held the first Tuesday in November in odd numbered years, the 2013 municipal election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, and a run-off, if needed, will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, according to the city's website.
Qualifying, which began Monday, ends Friday, Aug. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.
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