Friday came and went with no one qualifying with the Rome city clerk’s office, leaving those who had registered in the four days prior as the final candidates.
Voters residing inside the City of Rome will have a choice of four candidates for the three Ward 2 City Commission seats and 11 candidates for the seven seats on the Rome Board of Education when the election comes around on Nov. 5.
The three incumbents and one newcomer will face off in the Rome City Commission race.
Ward 2 commissioners Jamie Doss, Sue Lee and Detrick Redding all qualified this week to run for their current position and political analyst Wendy Davis registered to make it a contested race.
The double-digit number of people running for the school board is three more than the total number of candidates that were in the race four years ago.
All but one of the current school board members qualified for re-election. Will Wood announced earlier this month that he would not run for office, bringing an end to 16 years of service to Rome City Schools.
The other six current members — Faith Collins, Cheryl Huffman, Bruce Jones, Judy Sims, Dale Swann and Chris Wilson — will be seeking a place on the board again.
Joining them on the ballot this November will be Elaina Beeman, Richard Dixon, Robert Wesley Hardin — known as Wes, Michael Howell and Sundai Stevenson.
The top three vote-getters for City Commission will be elected and the top seven in the school board race will be elected.