Debates set for Johns Creek mayoral and City Council candidates

Johns Creek residents interested in running for mayor or one of the open council posts can qualify Aug, 16 through  Aug, 18 at City Hall. (Courtesy City of Johns Creek)
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Johns Creek residents interested in running for mayor or one of the open council posts can qualify Aug, 16 through Aug, 18 at City Hall. (Courtesy City of Johns Creek)

This story has been corrected from an earlier version to reflect that Councilman Lenny Zaprowski is not running for reelection.

Johns Creek’s two mayoral candidates will faceoff in a debate Sept. 23. Brian Weaver and John Bradberry will answer questions posed by Student Leadership Johns Creek.

Bradberry is currently serving on City Council in Post 3. Weaver resigned from his City Council Post 2 seat in July so the city would not have to hold a special election to fill a council vacancy should he be elected mayor.

The men are running to succeed Mayor Mike Bodker in the November 2 election. Bodker, who was elected in 2006 and is not seeking reelection, has served as the city’s only mayor.

The mayoral debate will be held 6-8 p.m. the Standard Club, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Road. It’s the first of two debates held by the student organization. Student Leadership Johns Creek will also host a debate for City Council candidates running in posts 1, 2, 3 and 5 from 6-8:45 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Standard Club.

The public is invited to view the event in person at the Standard Club, where masks are requested to be worn, according to Student Leadership Johns Creek, or watch via Facebook live.

Eight new names are running for City Council. Two incumbent Council members – Lenny Zaprowski and Stephanie Endres – are not running for reelection

Irene Sanders, executive director of Student Leadership Johns Creek, said students have been visiting City Hall departments and staff researching issues to formulate questions for the candidates.

The candidates will be asked about their positions on the city’s Town Center project, use of funds from the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and police and department funding, she added.

For more information visit studentleadershipjohnscreek.com.

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