Century Mayor, Two Council Seats Up For Election In 2024. Here’s How To Run.

June 10, 2024

Mayor and two council seats in Century will be on the ballot this year, and this is qualifying week.

The office of mayor, currently held by Luis Gomez, Jr.; council seat one, currently held by Dynette Lewis; and council seat two, currently held by Henry Cunningham are all up for election in 2024.

Salary, Qualifying Fee

The salary for mayor is $10,131.96 annually. The qualifying fee is a 1% Election Assessment of $101.32 plus a $25.00 filing fee for a total of $126.32. To qualify, a candidate must be a registered voter in the Town of Century (Predict 22.1). A mayoral candidate must have also resided in the town for at least six months prior to the date on which he qualified to run for the office of mayor.

For a council seat, a candidate must be a registered voter in the Town of Century (Precinct 22.1). The annual salary is $3,714.96. The qualifying fee is a 1% Election Assessment or $37.15 plus a $12.85 filing fee for a total of $50.

The four-year terms for the mayor and both council seats will begin on Monday, January 6, 2025.

How And When To Qualify

Candidates must qualify with the Escambia County Supervisor of elections between noon on Monday, June 10 and noon on Friday, June 14. Qualification will be at the Supervisor of Elections Office a 221 Palafox Place in downtown Pensacola. The office is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

A SOE staff member will be in council chambers at Century Town Hall on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Election Dates

For contests with three or more candidates, there will be a primary election on August 20, 2024. The runoff, if necessary, and contests with only two candidates, will be in the general election on November 5, 2024.


5 Responses to “Century Mayor, Two Council Seats Up For Election In 2024. Here’s How To Run.”

  1. tg on June 11th, 2024 11:26 am

    Now is the time to abolish Century.

  2. Younger Leaders on June 10th, 2024 8:34 pm

    A perfect opportunity for new young leaders. Supplemental salary, not a career. Gain experience in administration and public services. Hopefully new ideas and definitely a new vision for economic, aesthetic, services, cooperative and positive joint relations with the county, state, and federal government, and sustainable practices.

    I would hope that people age 35 and under would run, win, and succeed.

  3. fisherman on June 10th, 2024 12:42 pm

    Now is the time for someone to step up to the plate. Those who complain about the mayor and council this is your opportunity to fix this circus. Remember you get the leadership you vote for. Good Luck

  4. bob on June 10th, 2024 12:28 pm

    This is when you clean house from all of the corruption!!!

  5. James on June 10th, 2024 3:22 am

    The mayor’s salary isn’t nearly worth the hassle of dealing with this train wreck of a town. Then again, perhaps this explains why the current mayor pushes these south Florida contracts where one can potentially pocket a finder’s fee to supplement one’s salary.

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