Qualification for Groups 4 and 5 seats on the Fernandina Beach City Commission runs through this week, ending at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28. The deadline for qualifying by petition has passed. Candidates filing this week must pay a fee of $360 to become qualified.
All qualified candidates must also pay a $120 election assessment fee by the end of the week.
To qualify, a candidate must be a resident of Fernandina Beach.
Incumbent Commissioner Pat Gass (Group 4) has not yet indicated her intention to seek reelection; incumbent Commissioner/Mayor Ed Boner (Group 5) has indicated that he will not seek reelection. To date, the following candidates have qualified by petition:
Group 4: Clinch Kavanaugh and Len Kreger
Group 5: Jennifer Schriver and Roy Smith
All questions about qualifying for the election, which will be held November 3, 2015, should be directed to Fernandina Beach City Clerk Caroline Best (904) 310-3115 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the city website (fbfl.us) contains an electronic version of the 2015 Candidate Handbook.
Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.