The qualification period for candidates running for city council seats or the city mayor seat is Aug. 26-30, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott St. The seats up for election are Mayor, Councilman District 2 Post 1, and Councilman District 1. Fees are $99 for mayoral candidates and $72 for city council candidates. Candidates must have resided in Conyers for at least a year and be able to vote in the district for which they’re running.
Incumbents Mayor Randy Mills, District 1 Councilman Cleveland Stroud, and District 2 Post 1 Councilman Chris Bowen have all confirmed they are running for re-election. Mills has held the office since 1998, Stroud since 1994, and Bowen since 1991.
Mills said in a statement, “I have always considered one of the highest public honors is to serve my community. I love this community and cherish the opportunity to continue to make a positive difference for all of our residents in all of our neighborhoods.
“On my desk in my office at City Hall is a picture of my wife, Carol, and my two children, Caroline and Steven, and this picture is a constant reminder of why I do this job … it is to make this community, where my family has had its roots for over 100 years, a safe thriving community — where my children and our residents and their children, will have the opportunity to live, work, play and raise their families and be proud to call Conyers their home.”