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Qualifying in District 2 seat to begin next week

As Georgia settles down after a contentious runoff election, elections officials in Clarke County are preparing for a March special election to fill a vacant seat on the Athens-Clarke County Commission.

The District 2 seat, which will represent a large swath of in-town Athens, was vacated by Mariah Parker this year. The district, as redrawn by state legislators, includes neighborhoods like Cobbham, Boulevard, and Normaltown, as well as neighborhoods north and east of downtown.

According to the Clarke Board of Elections, candidates interested in running for the District 2 seat in the March 21 special election can begin qualifying on Monday, December 19 at 9 am. Qualifying ends on Wednesday, December 21.

If a runoff is necessary, it will be held Tuesday, April 18th. The qualifying fee to become an ACC Commissioner is $450.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!