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Three candidates want Valdosta At-large seat

October 29, 2007

Valdosta - As the youngest city councilman in Valdosta history, John Eunice says he's brought a new vision and a fresh perspective to council chambers.

And as a student at Valdosta State University, it has helped him build bridges with the school, students, and young professionals.

"As VSU students graduate, we are going to need to be able to keep and retain them in this area and I want to continue to work with the Industrial Authority and the Tourism Authority here in Valdosta to continue to bring those jobs and opportunities here," Eunice says.

He hopes to continue these efforts and be re-elected as City Councilman At-large.  But two other candidates are vying for the same seat.

Former City Councilman Dexter Sharper wants his space back at the table so he can work to raise the pay scales in the city.  "That's one thing to do because its taking more money to live in different areas and that's what we need to do," he says.

David Dempsey is also hoping to be elected and wants to create term limits, so there's always a fresh face and a new perspective in office.  "We don't need to elect somebody for life. This should not be a career position, it should do two terms, move on and let some new blood in there instead of the same person 15-20 years."

While they all may have different ideas,  they all hope the community will get out in vote when polls open on November 6th.

If one candidate doesn't get a majority of the votes, the top two will face-off in a run-off election in December.

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