Milledgeville Incumbents Only Get Challengers In Mayor And District 5 Races

This November, all Milledgeville voters will have a decision to make on the mayoral ballot, but only a handful of voters will decide their member of city council. 

Voters in Milledgeville's sixth District--an area north of downtown that includes portions of the Pendale, legacy Mills Carrington Woods and Leo court neighborhoods--have the city's only contested city council race. || 

Harry E. Keim qualified Friday to run against incumbent Richard Mullins Junior. Keim is a 76-year-old retiree of Georgia College. Mullins is a 59-year-old retired firefighter. He was first elected to the Milleddgeville City Council in 2001 during a special election to fill the unexpired term of Louis Huley.

Incumbent Gary Thrower picked up a challenger in the race for Milledgeville Mayor. 

Mary Parham Copelan qualified to run against the one term-mayor in her first attempt at holding public office. Copelan is a 51-year-old retiree of the Georgia Department of Corrections.

She’ll face of against 57-year-old incumbent Mayor Gary Thrower, who won the mayors’ seat in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Richard Bentley in 2015.

Aldermen Collinda Lee, Jeanette Walden. Denese Shinholster, Walter Reynolds and Steve Chambers also qualified last week. None received any challengers for their re-election bids.

Election day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017.