Alderman Ken Strachan is the only lone qualifier in the Town of North Carrollton’s special mayoral election, scheduled to be held Oct. 10.
North Carrollton’s city clerk Glynnis Taylor said Strachan was the only one to qualify for the race and the last day to qualify was Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. In order to qualify, a candidate needed 15 signatures of voters in the town.
On Sept. 3 North Carrollton’s Mayor Pete Misskelley passed away at his home. Misskelley served as mayor from 2007 to 2013 and was re-elected in 2017 and served up until his death. He worked as an entrepreneur and served as the Northern District Justice Court Judge for Carroll County from 1984 to 1992 and worked as a warden at the Carroll-Montgomery Regional Correctional Facility from 1999 to 2007.
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Taylor said that no one had qualified or picked up a packet to qualify.
“They could’ve gotten one off line, but no one has submitted one,” she said. “I’m still sitting here waiting to see.”