Third New Candidate For Athens City Council Emerges

By
Atish Baidya

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Updated Fri, Feb 1, 2013 12:55 pm

UPDATE 2/1/13 @ 12:55 p.m. Voters in the upcoming May primary will have at least three new candidates for Athens City Council to consider.

Far East Side resident and licensed massage therapist Jennifer Cochran announced she will be filing her petition with the Athens Board of Elections on Monday.

Cochran will be seeking an At-Large seat on the council.

Aspiring candidates have until 4 p.m. on February 6 to file their paperwork.

The other new candidates that have officially submitted their petition are local DJ Michael Bart and Athens County Historical Society and Musuem Director Ron Luce.

All nine seats and the city treasurer will be on the ballot in May.

Only one current council member, At-Large representative Elahu Gosney has indicated he won't seek re-election.

The Board of Elections will certify the petitions at 10 a.m. on February 13.


Aspiring candidates for Athens City Council have less than a week to file a petition to be placed on the ballot for the May primary.

As of Thursday only one new candidate, Michael Bart, officially filed paperwork with the Athens County Board of Elections.

Athens County Historical Society and Museum director Ron Luce also announced his intention to seek an at-large seat on the council. Luce said he will file the paperwork Friday afternoon.

All nine seats and the city treasurer will be on the ballot in May.

Only one current council member, At-Large representative Elahu Gosney has indicated he won't seek re-election.

The deadline to file petitions is 4 p.m. on February 6. The Board of Elections will certify the petitions at 10 a.m. on February 13.

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