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Valdosta holding Mayoral run-off election

Posted: 8:18 AM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 08:18:30-05
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VALDOSTA, Ga. 9WTXL) — People living in Valdosta will vote for their first new mayor in eight years on Tuesday.

Mayor John Gayle decided not to run for re-election after serving two four-year terms.

Now, voters have to decide between the top two candidates from November's ballot, both very familiar faces in their city.

J.D. Rice, led the race with 34.51 percent of votes .

He formerly served as the city's Fire Department Chief, and only narrowly lost to Mayor Gayle in 2015.

Rice goes up against popular talk show host Scott James Matheson.

He's also the president of the Leadership Lowndes board.

Matheson walked away with 24.91 percent of votes in November.

Valdosta voters can cast their ballots at the Lowndes County Election Office on North Oak Street on Tuesday.

According to their website, they're open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both Democratic and Republican parties offer rides to the polls.

Below are the phone numbers that voters call to schedule a ride:

Democratic
229-241-1694
229-630-8486

Republican
229-548-3748
229-241-0916

For more information visit Lowndescounty.com.