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Stevenson re-elected Rome mayor, Cochran to serve another term as mayor pro tem

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023–10:37 a.m.

David Crowder, WRGA News

The Rome City Commission has voted to elect Sundai Stevenson to a second term as mayor.

Sundai Stevenson

The vote during Monday night’s commission meeting was unanimous.

Stevenson was first elected as mayor last year.  She is Rome’s first-ever Black female mayor and had previously served as mayor pro tem.

Meanwhile, Mark Cochran was unanimously elected to a second term as mayor pro tem and Sammy Rich was reappointed as Rome’s City Manager.

Also Monday, the commission set qualifying fees for this year’s municipal elections.

“State law requires that we set our qualifying fees and publish them early in the year,” said Rome City Clerk Joe Smith. “Once again our qualifying fees will be three percent of the annual salary of city commissioners. That will mean a qualifying fee of $360.”

The qualifying period will run from Aug 21. – Aug.25.