Suwannee Democrat


March 17, 2014

Qualifying begins today for Live Oak election

Live Oak —

Qualifying begins at noon today for the city of Live Oak election that is being held May 6. Candidates for office must qualify during this week if they wish to hold any open offices in the city that will be on the May 6 ballot. Qualifying packets include financial disclosure forms, loyalty oath/oath of candidate and candidates have two ways to qualify for office: by paying a fee or by qualifying as a write-in candidate. A write-in candidate’s name does not appear on the ballot, the voter must write the name in

Those offices up for grabs are mayor (nonpartisan, $17,409.60 annually); city council Districts 1 and 4 (nonpartisan, $14,284.32 annually) and city clerk (nonpartisan, $49,212.80 annually).

The mayor’s office is currently held by Garth R. “Sonny” Nobles Jr. As of Thursday, no one has announced their intent to run. Current city clerk is John W. Gill. As of Thursday, Gill has announced his intent for re-election and
Jeanne d'Eauede has announced her intent to run. City council District 1 is currently held by John W. Yulee Sr., who has announced his bid for re-election. District 4 is currently held by Adam M. Prins. As of Thursday, two people have announced their intent to run for that seat: Frank C. Davis and Jerry L. Poole.

“The May 6 city election is fast approaching and with what currently is on the ballot all registered voters living within the city will have an opportunity to cast a ballot,” said Supervisor of Elections Glenda Williams. “For those voters that may say their vote won’t make a difference history has proven that it does definitely make a difference.  We have had a candidate win by one vote, we have had a tie election and then in the run-off the winner was decided by 10 votes. So if you ask those candidates they would adamantly respond that every vote matters.”

Text Only
Local News

Suwannee Democrat

Jasper News

Mayo Free Press

Arrest Record

AP Video
Must Read
Business Marquee
Election 2014
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
House Ads
Twitter Updates

Did your student take advantage of local summer activities?

Yes, through 4-H or another club.
Yes, through Parks & Recreation.
Yes, summer food service program.
No, they didn’t.
No, we didn’t know there were any.
     View Results