3 Council Seats Open in August 2019. Johns Creek Post emailed all 3 current City Councilmen and inquired if they intend to run for re-election. Only one responded, Councilman Coughlin.
Here is Chris Coughlin’s response:
“I’m in the process of determining that I am seeking reelection for City Council Post 4 through prayer and discussions with my family, but I’m 99.99% sure I’ll be running again to complete my goals that I’ve set forth in my campaign. Given that I’ve added value (8,300+% ROI this year alone) to the city, I think it would be in my neighbors’ best interests that I continue to serve our city. Thanks for checking and enjoy your week!” –Chris Coughlin
We did not get a response from Councilmen Lin & Broadbent. No surprise with Mr. Lin, considering he hasn’t said much in his 3 year term so far, or brought up any issues or agenda items during his service.
History Repeats Itself
Oops! City Hall OMITS the Most Important Dates of the Year from the City Calendar: Election Qualification!
As always, you can count on the Johns Creek Post to keep you updated.
How Can You Become a Councilperson?
The qualifying period was designated by Council on January 19th, 2019 to be:
Monday, August 19, 2019, through and including Wednesday, August 21, 2019
between the hours of:
8:30 am and 12:30 pm
1:30pm and 4:30pm
The qualifying fee will be $450
The Election will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Runoff, if needed December 3rd.
Important Info From the City of Johns Creek website:
As established by the City Charter, the City Council of Johns Creek is composed of the Mayor and six (6) Council members vested with the legislative authority of the city’s municipal government.
The City Council carries out its duties in accordance with the City Code and the laws of the state of Georgia.
As the legislative branch, the City Council is primarily responsible for making laws, which govern the City of Johns Creek and proposes debates, and votes on legislation governing and/or affecting the city.
The City Council also regulates revenues and expenditures, incurs debt and approves the final operating and capital budgets for the city.
Council members are elected to Posts 1-6, which are not geographically designated as districts traditionally are. Therefore, each Johns Creek Council member represents the city at-large.
Each Council member serves a term of 4 years. By law, a Council member must be: 21 years of age; a resident of the City for 12 months immediately preceding his or her election; continue to reside within the city during their time of service on Council; registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of Johns Creek.
Source: City of Johns Creek