2007-09-05 / Front Page

Who will be mayor?

Six qualify for Waynesboro mayor and council seats
By Elizabeth Billips Associate Editor

Three days of qualifying brought no new faces to the Nov. 6 mayor's race in Waynesboro.

As expected, the race comes down to two political veterans - former mayor George DeLoach and former vice-mayor Pauline Jenkins.

While there are no surprises in the mayoral race, city council proved different.

According to Barbara Hammett, Executive Director of the Burke County Board of Elections and Registration, the names of two political newcomers will be on the ballot - Herman Brown and William Alston.

Brown is unopposed for the Ward 2 seat that is currently held by vice-mayor Neal Leonard Sr., and Alston will take on incumbent Willie Roy Williams for the Ward 3 seat.

Brown, 49, recently retired from the military. He is president of the 25 Men of Burke County and serves as a volunteer mentor for Community in Schools of Burke County.

Alston, a 60-year-old retired New York Police Department officer, has been a watchdog in city government for nearly a decade, and his efforts were partially responsible for the recent adoption of a dangerous dog ordinance.

In Ward 1, current councilman Bill Tinley will run unopposed. He has served on city council since 1992 when he was appointed to the seat left vacant when councilman Frank Williams resigned to run for county commission. OPPOSED


George DeLoach

Pauline Jenkins

Ward 3:

William Alston Willie Roy Williams

UNOPPOSED Ward 1: Bill Tinley Ward 2: Herman Brown

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