While the 2020 elections centered around national, state, and county elections, this year’s election will cover municipal seats. Typically, odd-numbered years are when city mayor and city council races take place. Gwinnett is home to 16 cities, most of any county in Georgia. Citizens living within city limits will have the opportunity to vote for their city officials. This year’s election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
The cities of Berkeley Lake and Grayson will not be holding city elections as the incumbents were the only candidates to qualify without opposition. The same goes for City of Rest Haven as Mayor Kenneth Waycaster is running unopposed.
City of Braselton will choose between City Councilman Hardy Johnson and Kurt Ward to be their next mayor as Mayor Bill Orr is not seeking re-election.
City of Loganville will welcome a new mayor in Skip Baliles as he was the only candidate to qualify for the race. Mayor Rey Martinez is not seeking re-election in order to run for State House District 114.
Similarly, City of Sugar Hill will welcome City Councilman Brandon Hembree as its next Mayor as he qualified unopposed.
The Gwinnett Chamber is pleased to provide a one-stop-shop where you can learn who is running for office as well as where, when, and how to vote in each city. For more information about municipal elections in Gwinnett, visit https://gwinnettchamber.org/elections/.
The Gwinnett Chamber believes in the importance of civic engagement and participation. While the Gwinnett Chamber does not endorse political candidates, we do encourage our members to educate themselves about the policy positions of candidates, and we are committed to provide information and resources about candidates so you are able to learn more about their priorities.