A second candidate has announced his intentions to seek the District 3 seat on the Macon Water Authority board.
Qualifying for the office starts Wednesday morning.
Ed Hatcher, who works in sales at Industrial Mine & Pipe Supply, released a statement saying he will run for the office. The Bibb County native said it’s vital to keep the water authority fiscally sound, provide quality service and improve water-sewer infrastructure.
Last week Dwight Jones, CEO of real estate company Ocmulgee Fields Inc., announced he would run.
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The District 3 seat wasn’t one of those up for the upcoming special nonpartisan election, but it opened up when incumbent Steve Rickman resigned to run for the water board chairman’s post.
Qualifying is already closed for other offices in the May 20 election, but the qualifying period for District 3 is set to run from Wednesday through noon Friday. The fee is $162, which is 3 percent of the office’s $5,400 annual pay.
The last day to register to vote for any office in this election is April 21, according to a schedule from Charlene Maynard, elections secretary for the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections. Early voting will take place April 28-May 16, with Saturday voting on May 10.
To contact writer Jim Gaines, call 744-4489.