Incumbent Hardacre unopposed
ALACHUA – Three candidates have qualified to run for City of Alachua commission seat four, currently held by Commissioner Orien Hills. Commissioner Gary Hardacre qualified for his current seat on the commission, but no one else stepped forward to challenge him.
Qualifying for Hills’ seat were Shirley Green Brown, Patricia Lee and Billy Rogers.
Brown is a speech and language pathologist with the School Board of Alachua County. Lee is the executive director of CDC of Leesburg & Vicinity, a community development corporation. Rogers runs Way2Be Music International, a music production services company.
The trio will square off in citywide election scheduled for April 10.
After serving five consecutive terms totaling 15 years, Commissioner Hills is not seeking re-election to his seat.
The Hal Brady Recreation Complex, the Cleather Hancock, Sr. Community Center and Plantation Oaks at Turkey Creek will serve as polling stations for the April election.
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