Donalsonville set to make history with special election

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DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (WDHN) — The Donalsonville Mayor Special election has been postponed from May 19 to June 9.

However, this gives the candidates time to plan for what they see for the city.

“You know, I just want to be able to finish what I started,” candidate Mitzy Moye said. “I want to be able to finish helping the people that need help. There’s still a lot of people in some compromising situations that need some help.” 

“For years I’ve watched Donalsonville, and I want to be a part of its progression,” candidate Ron Johnson said. “My grandmother served on the council for 15 years, I’ve worked at city hall, I’ve worked for the county. I just want to help serve. I want to give back to Donalsonville the way Donalsonville has given back to me.” 

Donalsonville Mayor Don Ponder resigned March 24, making this a special election. Both candidates spoke on their ideas to move forward.

Moye believes in helping those who have otherwise been pushed to the side, and Johnson hopes to bridge the gap between the government and the citizens.  

“To continue moving forward, to continue the fight for the people in this town that I started sitting at my seat at the council table,” Moye said. “Like I said, people want to be asked. They want to be talked to.” 

“One of the big things we are trying to do as a campaign as a whole is basically have government-citizen relations,” Ron Johnson said. “Let the citizens know when the council meeting is you need to attend, who your city council representative is, and basically then, we can try to do things here in Donalsonville such as economic development as well as youth progression.  

The voter registration deadline for the June 9 elections is May 11. Early voting begins May 18.

Both candidates say they are ready for change, and come June 9, history will be made here in Donalsonville one way or another, with either the first woman mayor or the first black mayor for this city.

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