Two special elections will take place in Sugar Hill

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

Sugar Hill voters will choose at least two new faces to serve on City Council.

Former Councilmembers Brandon Hembree and Susie Walker are stepping down from their council seats. Residents will cast their ballots in special elections to fill Posts 1 and 3 on the same day as the general election on November 2.

Hembree stepped down from his council post in the hopes of becoming the next mayor of the northern Gwinnett city. Longtime Mayor Steve Edwards will not seek reelection, and voters will choose either Hembree or Nancy Wren to lead the city.

Walker announced during a Monday meeting that it would be her final night sitting on the council dais. She will resign from office, as she and her husband plan to move outside of Gwinnett County.

Candidates will qualify for the special elections Wednesday through Friday. The victors of the elections will remain in office until 2023, the year that the unexpired terms end.

Sugar Hill voters will also choose during the general election between incumbent Councilmember Nic Greene and challenger Amber Chambers for Post 4. Councilmember Taylor Anderson is running unopposed for another four-year term.