Candidates Qualify for Gilmer’s 2022 Election

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – With qualifying ongoing this week, FYN is updating daily with new candidates who qualify for the 2022 election cycle. Qualifiers are coming to the Gilmer County Probate Office this week to register and pay the Qualifying Fees for these offices.

Qualifying Fees were approved in January 2022 by the current Board of Commissioners. These fees were set at $2,550.71 for Commission Chairman and $459.13 for Post 2 Commissioner. Additionally, the board also set Board of Education qualifying fees at $144.

This year, Board of Commissioners Chairman, Board of Commissioners Post 2 Commissioner, Board of Education Post 4, and Board of Education Post 5 are open for qualifying. Every position has seen at least one qualifier so far. Both Board of Education positions will have competitors in the race.

Those who have qualified include:

Board of Commissioners Chairman
Charlie Paris (Incumbent)

BOC Post 2 Commissioner
John Marshall
Tom Whatley

BOE Post 4
Michael Bramlett (Incumbent)
Michele Penland

BOE Post 5
Jacob Callihan
Sam Snider

Qualifying will continue this week with opportunities for others to qualify and enter the campaigns. As such, this list will be updated daily as new candidates qualify.


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