Qualifying Ends For Century Council Election; Riley Wins

July 31, 2010

The field of candidates is set for three seats on the Century Town Council, with no opposition for one incumbent.

No one qualified to run against Seat 4 Councilman Gary Riley (pictured), putting him back in office for another term.

Incumbent Henry Hawkins will face two opponents for the Century Town Council Seat 3 post. Jacke Johnston and Robert Lasher both qualified Friday for the position.

Two candidates qualified for the Seat 5 job currently held by Sharon Scott who did not seek re-election. Candidates for Century Town Council Seat 5 are Sandra McMurray Jackson and Annie Carter Savage.

Noon Friday was the deadline for Century candidates to qualify.

The primary election for Century’s council is scheduled for October 5. The charter states that the primary election should be 30 days prior to the November election, but that date falls on Sunday, October 10. As a result, the date was  moved to October 5. Per Florida statute, registration books will close on September 7 because September 6th is Labor Day.

The general election/runoff is scheduled for November 9, the second Tuesday in November. Registration books will close on October 11.

There will be one change for candidates this year for Century’s council. The Council has approved an ordinance that will require candidates to file their campaign finance disclosure statements electronically on the Internet as is done in other races in the county — as opposed to filling out a paper form.

NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Qualifying Ends For Century Council Election; Riley Wins”

  1. concerned on July 31st, 2010 6:51 am

    Thank you Lord for answer to prayers. I am happy to see some new people get interested in the Town of Century. I hope that each of you that have qualified for these positions are there for the right reasons, reason being helping to move our Town forward and making things better for “all” citizens. If you are there to only become a yes vote for the Mayor, Council President or any of the other council members then our Town will be right back where we are now, at a stand still. Just remember you are there to serve the citizens that elect you to those position. Be your self and always vote for what you feel is right for everyone even if you are the lone vote. You may not always be right but if you vote your convictions and what you think is right then you will be able to lay down at night and feel good about yourself. Remember the citizens vote you in and the citizens can vote you out. Good Luck to each of you and may God Bless.

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