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Municipal Election Advance in Gadsden County

The most anticipated race is in Quincy where a former city commissioner is vying for his seat and a newcomer is hoping for a chance to be elected.

Quincy City Commissioner Derrick Elias is hoping the third time is the charm. Elias faces some tough competition in District 3, but he says his tenure on the board speaks volumes.

Derrick Elias says, "The citizens of Quincy can expect to continue to get value, ethics, trustworthiness, diligence, hard work and a whole lot of effective leadership from me. I don't think they can find that in anyone but me.”

One of Elias' opponents is former City Commissioner Glen Russ who hopes to win back his old seat. He says the citizens of Quincy deserve someone who is willing to bring about change, because "enough is enough."

Candidate Glen Russ says, "Whatever needs to be done, I'm willing to do it. I'm not talking about firing a whole bunch of people and what have you. I'm talking about making people more accountable to their position."

Russ says the city is in a financial rut and his leadership is the way to go in order to bring the city out of the red.

Russ isn't the only one hoping to change the face of politics in Quincy. Sam Palmer, who is a newcomer, has tossed his hat into the arena.

The supervisor of elections says 30 percent of residents have already voted through early voting. They expect more folks to cast their ballots on election day.

The polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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