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Cumming mayor, two council seats up for grabs in November election

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CUMMING, Ga. — Six men, including all three incumbents, signed up to run for the two open Cumming City Council and mayor seats in the Nov. 7 election.

Mayor H. Ford Gravitt entered the race to keep his seat, which he’s held since 1970.

He will run against Troy Brumbalow, a local builder/remodeler and tanning salon owner.

Post 1 Councilman Chuck Welch signed up to retain his seat that he first was elected to during a special election in June 2015.

He will face project manager Chad R. Crane.

Post 2 Councilman Quincy Holton will again run for the seat he’s held since 1968.

He’ll face Jason Evans, the president of Professional Cryogenic Metallurgy and Coatings, in Cumming.

Councilmembers are elected city-wide by Post.

The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for each position during the election will be elected to their respective post, with no run-off elections held, and will serve a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

The registration deadline for city residents who are not currently registered to vote and wish to do so in the Nov. 7 election is Oct. 10.

Contact the Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 770-781-2118 for information on registering to vote.

Advance voting will be held at Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 16 through Nov. 3.

The Cumming Precinct at Cumming City Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day Nov. 7.


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