The two candidates are Ronnie Johnston and Bobby Sigman. Sigman has lived in Covington his whole life and been a major player in local politics for years. Johnston moved to Covington three years ago, and is running after falling in love with the city.
The Covington News will be hosting a forum for the candidates to take questions and discuss issues before the election. The forum will be held Oct. 25, though a location has yet to be determined. We'll keep you posted.
The News isn't endorsing any one candidate, but we do encourage our residents to make a thoughtful, informed decision on election day. We need to elect a leader who will be honest and accountable for their actions and who will put the concerns of the citizens - and not their own personal agenda - in front.
Lastly, we'd like to encourage our residents to get out and vote on election day. This vote will determine the course of Covington for the next few years. Let's choose wisely.