Candidates gather as July primary approaches

      Candidates spoke to the public prior to the July 31st primary. / Sean Streicher

      Candidates for the July 31st primary flocked to the Albany Police Department, for a town hall meeting held specifically for them.

      City commissioner, Jon Howard, has been holding meeting like these for quite a while, "Prior to any election for the past 17 years I've always invited candidates to come out to give there platform, their vision, why their running, and really to give them a chance just to meet the voters."

      Listed below are the 11 candidates that spoke about their platforms and why they deserve your vote:

      State Representative, District 153
      -Carol Fullerton
      -Maurlean Edwards

      Dougherty County Commission, District 3
      -Louise Primrose
      -Clinton Johnson

      Dougherty County School Board, At-Large
      -Anita Williams Brown
      -Lane Price

      State Court Judge
      -Victoria Darrisaw
      -Christopher Warren

      Dougherty County Coroner
      -Emma Quimbley
      -Michael Foweler

      US Congress
      -Rick Allen

      If you're planning on voting in the July primary but have not yet registered you have until July 2nd to do so.