In city of Milton candidate qualifying results, Mayor Joe Lockwood faces a challenger in the Nov. 7 election, and the city still lacks a candidate for the District 3, Post 1 City Council seat. CITY OF MILTON

Milton extends qualifying for unclaimed council post

Mayor Joe Lockwood of Milton will face a challenger in the Nov. 7 municipal election, and the city is extending the candidates’ qualifying period for the City Council seat from District 3, Post 1 after no one qualified by the Aug. 25 deadline.

District 3 qualifying will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 28 and 29, in the city clerk’s office of Milton City Hall, 2006 Heritage Walk. The qualifying fee is $390.

Lockwood, president of J.K. Lockwood Construction Co. Inc., Alpharetta, has served as mayor since November 2006, according to his official city biography and LinkedIn page.

Challenger Laura Rencher is a psychologist who has lived in Milton for 10 years with her husband and daughter, according to her candidate’s web page. She is a native of Fairhope, Ala., and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama, a master’s in counseling from Georgia State University and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Texas, Austin.

Elsewhere on the Milton ballot, Peyton Jamison has no opposition in the District 1, Post 1 race, while incumbent council member Bill Lusk is being challenged by Laura Bentley for his District 2, Post 1 seat.

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