With a resignation from Pavo City Council and several incumbents not seeking re-election, the city’s full governing body will include identical twins, a married couple and a former Pavo city clerk on Jan. 1.
Yugonda Stewart resigned from the council Aug. 1, with two years left to serve.
Rickey Dean was sworn in to replace Stewart.
Council member Marvin Bryan, who serves a mayor pro tem, is not seeking re-election in November.
Neither are council members Valda Hagan or James Hart seeking re-election.
Kaye Walker, Pavo Mayor Faye Walker’s identical twin sister, qualified for a council seat.
Joey Kae Dean, wife of Rickey Dean, also qualified, as did Becky Jo Reyes, former Pavo city clerk.
“We don’t have anybody to oppose. We have just enough,” said Pam Bruner, Pavo city clerk.
Council member Cleveland Shy is not up for re-election this year. Neither is the mayor.
Bruner said the city attorney has looked at the city charter to be sure family members can serve on the council.
“There was nothing in there saying we can’t all be family,” the city clerk explained.
Pavo City Council members are paid $360 a year. The mayor receives $600 annually.
The council will elect a mayor pro tem in January.
Council positions are elected at-large for four-year terms.
Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.