John Gill

John Gill, city clerk

LIVE OAK — John Gill will serve as Live Oak’s city clerk for a third term.

And this time, Gill won’t even be on the ballot.

Gill was the lone candidate for the position before qualifying ended Friday, meaning he automatically will fill the seat for another four years.

The other three city positions up for grabs will be on the May 8 ballot.

The most contested position is the District 4 city council seat currently held by Frank Davis. With Davis now seeking the mayoral position, four candidates have qualified and are seeking that council seat: Norman Crawford, John W. Hill, Jerry Poole and Mark B. Stewart.

Opposing Davis in the mayoral race is Tommie Jefferson. Sonny Nobles is retiring after serving as mayor for the past 16 years. He also previously served 26 years on the city council.

The other contested race is for the District 1 council seat. Incumbent John W. Yulee Sr. is seeking re-election. He is opposed by Robintina Y. Reed.

In addition to the May 8 election day, city residents can also cast ballots April 30-May 5 during early voting.

The last day for voters to register and be able to vote in the election is April 9.

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