(CLEVELAND) – Qualifying for the Cleveland and Helen local elections in November is scheduled for next week. A possible candidate has already announced that he will run for office.
CJ McDonald says he plans to qualify for a seat on Ward 4 city council. Bradley Greene currently holds this seat.
McDonald is a 2009 graduate of White County High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia. He is currently a project manager for Charles Black Construction Company, Inc. in Cleveland.
McDonald has lived in Cleveland for most of my life and has family roots in the city. “My late grandmother, Shirley McDonald, instilled the respect and love of this community in me at a young age,” said McDonald.
“With this love and respect, I want to help embrace Cleveland history. I want to preserve the small, community-minded nature of our city while helping existing and future Cleveland businesses thrive. I want Cleveland to be the best possible version of Cleveland, ”he said.
In announcing his intentions, he said, “I have many friends who live and work in Cleveland, and I have a desire for our community to thrive. In the next 5 to 10 years, decisions will be made that will affect the next 30, 40, even 50 years, and I believe I am the right person to make those decisions. “
The qualification for the open places will take place from August 16th to 20th. Those who wish to qualify for each of the elections take place in each of the town halls.
Cleveland has spots open in Districts 3 and 4, and they are elected citywide. Helen has three seats on the council.