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Qualifying ended for city of Cumming election. Here's everything you need to know
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The Cumming City Council will look a little different next year as a new member is slated to join the group with Councilman Lewis Ledbetter not seeking re-election for the first time since 1971.

Qualifying for the city’s Nov. 5 race closed on Wednesday afternoon for Posts 3, 4 and 5 on the city council, which are represented by Lewis Ledbetter, Linda Ledbetter and Christopher Light, respectively.

For the first time in nearly five decades, Lewis Ledbetter did not seek re-election, and candidates Jason May, Brent Patrick and Joey Cochran are running for the Post 3 seat.

Lewis Ledbetter is the last of a group of long-serving city elected officials to leave office in recent years, including former Mayor H. Ford Gravitt (1971-2017) and councilmen Rupert Sexton (1971-2015), Ralph Perry (1979-2015), Quincy Holton (1969-2017) and John Pugh (1992-2015).

Linda Ledbetter, a former Forsyth County Commissioner and retired educator, and Christopher Light, an attorney, will not face a challenge for their second terms. Both were elected in 2015.