Longtime F’ville councilmen Dell and White to bow out

Fayetteville Councilman Larry Dell at a February 2013 council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Two long-time Fayetteville councilmen are calling it quits, with qualifying deadline for three posts on the Fayetteville City Council less than a week away.

Post 3 Councilman Walt White announced last week that he will not be seeking re-election and Councilman Larry Dell said he will not be seeking re-election for his Post 4 seat.

However, incumbent Councilman Paul Oddo will be seeking re-election for his Post 5 seat.

White’s decision not to run again will effectively bring to a conclusion nearly a quarter-century serving on the City Council.

Dell’s announcement last week that he will not run for his Post 4 seat could mean that he, too, will bring his quarter-century of council service to an end unless he decides to run for another post.

Oddo in recent weeks said he would be seeking re-election for his Post 5 seat.

Qualifying for the three seats up for election in the November election will be held Aug. 26-28.

To date there is one challenger for White’s Post 3 seat in 53-year-old aviation safety inspector Scott Stacy, who previously announced that he will challenge White in November.

Dell’s Post 4 seat will also see a challenger from Chattahoochee Hills Administrator Jim Williams, 75, who announced his intention to run in early August.

Prior to the past two years in Chattahoochee Hills, Williams served as the Fairburn City Administrator for eight years and worked in Peachtree City government for 22 years, 10 of which was as director of development.

Anyone wishing to qualify should register at Fayetteville City Hall from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 26-28. The qualifying fee is $240.

City Hall is located at 240 South Glynn Street.

The registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 7.

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Joined: 02/01/2006
Bost and Ross

Gee I wonder how we ever managed in this county before these two T Party kooks came along. We used to have a great county. Thanks to the T P (aka trailer park) group who suddenly woke up a couple of years ago that is all gone. We used to have solid citizens who ran that had integrity and intelligence. We did not have one senile old man dictating and paying for his choice of candidates. Shame on the citizens in this county for allowing this.

naturegrl's picture
Joined: 01/19/2012
someone else please run

the two candidates who have announced are Harold Bost and Bob Ross's picks again trying to control all elections in Fayette County.

Husband and Fat...
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Joined: 07/23/2012
Come on Naturegrl

They did bring us Rev. / Warrior Barlow and uh uh uh uh duh, duh, duh Ognio.

What person in their right mind would want the job and have to deal with the Tea Party letters to the editor every other week?

Citizen Bob
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Joined: 05/06/2010
A new team

With today's announcement, declared new candidates Jim Williams & Scott Stacy, along with incumbent Paul Oddo provide Fayetteville citizens with three solid residents to help guide the city's government.

With the filing deadline still ahead, neither is assured of an unopposed contest, but they all bring integrity and a genuine willingness to serve, and with Williams & Oddo, extensive and specific experience in municipal government!

That bodes well for Fayetteville.

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