With Gainesville city elections around the corner, the deadline for candidates to qualify is today. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says there are 8 candidates who qualify for the Gainesville At-Large 1 commission seat and two candidates for the District 1 commission seat.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Carpenter3.mp3]
Thomas Hawkins will be leaving the At-Large seat and Scherwin Henry will leave the District 1 seat. The deadline to qualify for both commission seats is noon today.