One Candidate Drops Out And Another Gets Back In Alexandria Alderman Race

June 28, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

First he was in, then he was out, now he is back in again.

The DeKalb County Election Commission comfirms that James R. Walker, who had withdrawn his candidacy for Alderman in the Alexandria City Election September 6th, has now decided to get back in the race.

The other candidate who had withdrawn, Henry Walker, is still out of the race.

In a prepared news release, Administrator of Elections Lisa Peterson, writes \"Yesterday, June 27th, Mr. James Walker and Mr. Henry Walker filed withdrawal notices indicating they did not wish to be a candidate in the September 6th Alexandria Municipal Election.\"

\"Today, June 28th, Mr. James R. Walker has filed a statement with the DeKalb County Election Commission requesting that his name be placed back on the Alexandria ballot.\"

\"Today (June 28th) at noon was the deadline for anyone to withdraw as a candidate for the Alexandria Election.\"

\"Those slated to be on the ballot are Derrick Baker, Shelia Clayborn, Maureen Tubbs, and James Walker.\"

\"The deadline for new registrations for those living in the city of Alexandria is August 8th.\"

\"The city charter allows property rights voting, which means if a person lives outside the city but owns property within the city limits, they may register and vote. Property rights voters are required to register at the election commission office and bring proof of ownership by the registration deadline of August 8th.\"

\"If anyone has any questions please call the Election Commission Office at 597-4146 or stop by the office. The Election Commission office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.\"

Early voting begins August 17th and ends September 1st.

Anyone wishing to qualify as a write-in candidate must file a notice with the Election Commission Office no later than 50 days prior to election day. The last day to file as a write-in candidate is July 18th.

The Alexandria Mayor and Board of Aldermen is currently made up of Mayor David Cripps and Aldermen Charles Griffith, Sarah Walker, James Keys, Eddie Tubbs, Jimmy Mullinax, and Jim York.

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