No new candidates challenge incumbents in Franklin elections
Four out of the six Town of Franklin aldermen up for election this year will be running as unopposed incumbents for their positions in November, along with the Mayor. The other positions are staggered and will be up for grabs in two years.
“Basically, there is nobody in town who will run against them,” chuckled Town Manager Sam Greenwood on Monday. “And because of state law they have to run in an election.”
Incumbent Aldermen Bob Scott, Farrell Jamison and Joyce Handley all filed for re-election on Friday. Mayor Joyce Handley all filed for re-election on Friday. Mayor Joe Collins is also scheduled to run unopposed this year.