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City Council candidates qualify
(Left to right) Vince Evans, Gerald Hinesly, John Fountain

The candidates for the three Conyers city council seats up for election this year will run unopposed this fall.

The candidates that filed during the qualification period from Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, are: incumbent Vince Evans for District 2 Post 2, incumbent Gerald Hinesly for District 3, and election newcomer Dr. John Fountain for District 4. 

Current District 4 councilman Marty Jones announced last week that, after being undecided for a number of months, he would not be running. Jones has been on the city council for 23 years and is also on the board for the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

Fountain, a dermatologist and Conyers native, previously cited his experience organizing a bank, being a small business owner, involvement with the Olympic venue, and his service in the community on many boards including the Downtown Development Authority as experiences that would be beneficial to being a city councilman.

Evans joined the city council in 2000 and Hinesley joined in 2002.