Oakland opens election qualifying

Two seats on the Oakland Town Commission will appear on the March 8 ballot.

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The town of Oakland has begun its qualifying period for residents interested in running for one of two seats opening on the Town Commission. The seats to appear on the ballot are 1 and 4, currently held by Rick Polland and Joseph McMullen.

Candidates can qualify either by using the petition process or by paying a fee of $100.

Qualifying began Oct 29 and ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 12 for those filing with a petition and is Nov. 15 through 18 for those paying the fee.

Election Day is March 8, 2022. Commissioners serve four-year terms and receive an annual salary of $599. For information, call the town clerk at (407) 656-1117, Ext. 2110.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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