Second Roswell council member jumps in mayoral race

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Second Roswell council member jumps in mayoral race

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Lori Henry, a Roswell councilwoman, has submitted her bid for the city's mayor seat. (Photo: LoriHenry4Roswell.com)

A recently elected member of Roswell’s city council has announced her campaign for mayor.

Lori Henry — who was elected to the Post 4 seat of the council in April — filed the paperwork and paid the necessary fees on Monday to qualify for Roswell’s mayoral race.

Henry previously served on Roswell’s council from 2001 to 2009, and took the Post 4 seat earlier this year after the resignation of Kent Igleheart. During her time as a councilwoman, Henry authored ordinances restricting construction of large “big box” retail spaces and also authored an ordinance to preserve Roswell’s trees.

On her website, Henry boasts about her experience to lead and her respect for all citizens. She also pledges to create an accountable city system, a sustainable economic development model, and to protect Roswell’s “historic river town” uniqueness.

The race for mayor of Roswell is wide open after a judge recently ruled that current mayor Jere Wood violated the city’s term limits and must be removed from office. Wood is appealing the ruling so he can finish his term, but he will not seek re-election.

Henry will face competition in the race from residents Michael Litten — whose lawsuit against Wood led to the judge’s ruling — and Sandra Sidhom, a lifelong Roswell resident. Mayor pro tem and Post 3 councilman Donald J. Horton is also running.

Previously, Henry unsuccessfully ran for Roswell mayor in 2009, and for the Fulton County Commission in 2010.

Henry is a graduate of Ohio State University, has lived in Roswell for more than 35 years, and is the owner of a small business, H and B Promotional Products, located near Roswell’s Historic District.

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