Municipal candidates seeking office for mayor, on councils and school boards had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to qualify for 2012 municipal election. Municipal elections are slated for Aug. 28, with the run-off date set for Oct. 9, if necessary.
Newly elected officials will take office in November.
Following is a look at the candidates who qualified for the 2012 municipal elections.
Three people have qualified to run for the office of mayor, including a former mayor.
Former Mayor Adam Stocks qualified Monday for the office. Stocks served as a full-time mayor for the city from 2004-2008.
Stocks was the last of three candidates to qualify to run for mayor.
Ren Wheeler, who currently serves on the St. Clair County Healthcare Authority, was the first candidate to qualify to run for mayor.
Last Friday, Joe Funderburg, a former school board member and retired juvenile probation officer, also qualified to run for mayor.
Funderburg ran for the mayor’s office unsuccessfully in 2004 and again in 2008 against current Mayor Bill Hereford.
There are three candidates in the District 1 council race.
Jay Jenkins, who was recently appointed by the current mayor and council as District 1 representative after former Councilman Greg Gossett resigned from office to become the city’s street superintendent, is seeking the office.
Jenkins is challenged by Deborah Howard and Terry Lee for the seat.
District 2 incumbent Councilman James McGowan is being challenged by Byron Gover, and Richard M. Nixon is challenging incumbent Councilwoman Dot Wood for the District 3 spot on the council.
Three candidates have qualified in the District 4 and 5 races.
Candidates for the District 4 seat include Wallace Bromberg, Greg Jacobik and Sharon Thomas.
Candidates for the District 5 race are Kyle Barrentine, Phillip Roberson and Terry Templin.
In the school board races, Brittney Smith and Joe Sawyer III will face each other in the District 1 race.
Cecil Fomby will return as District 2 board member after nobody challenged him.
Laurie Mize Henderson was the only person to qualify for the District 3 school board seat.
Tammie Williams will also remain as District 4 representative, since she was unopposed.
Jeff Jones has challenged long-time District 5 school board member Norman Wilder, who has served three terms.
A second candidate for mayor qualified late Tuesday.
Current Mayor Rusty Jessup qualified on the first day of qualification. David Wright qualified for the office less than an hour before qualifications ended.
District 2 is the only district with more than one candidate. Current Councilwoman Rachelle Painter and Frank Riddle have both qualified to represent District 2.
Since there are only two candidates for mayor and District 2, whoever receives 51 percent of the votes wins. There will not be a run-off election.
Current Councilman Jimmy Hollander qualified to continue representing District 1.
Current Councilman Bill Cantley, who was appointed to represent District 3 last November to fill a vacancy on the council, qualified to continue representing his district and is unopposed.
Former Councilman Johnny Osborn, who served on the council from 2003-2004 after he was appointed to fulfill the remainder of former Councilman Raynova Burck’s term, has qualified to represent District 4 and is unopposed.
Current Councilman Kenny Womack, who represents Districts 5, qualified and is unopposed.