City Elections Slated for Bay County's Super Tuesday in April

Panama City’s Gerry Clemons will have to campaign full force for his record 13th term. He drew one opponent when qualifying ended at noon Friday.

Lauren DeGeorge qualified to run for the mayor's post in the April 19 Super Tuesday in Bay County. Elections will be decided in five local cities that day.

Panama City Commissioner Katheryn Hanline won automatic re-election when she was un-opposed, but Panama City Commissioner John Earl Pilcher III has two opponents.

In Lynn Haven, former County School Board district executive Jimmy Hughes, who was appointed to the commission last year, has one his first full term automatically by being up-opposed.

The only issue on the Lynn Haven ballot next month will be whether to expand the terms of office for commissioners and the mayor from two years to four.

In Parker, Mayor Brenda Hendricks wins another term in office unopposed. There's a four way race for one of the Parker Commission seats.

Perhaps the biggest battle on April 19 will be in Springfield where there is a three-way fight for the mayor's job. There are also two contested Springfield City Commission seats on the ballot.

And in Mexico Beach, Chuck Risenger wins the mayor's post without opposition as did three of the Mexico Beach commission candidates. The only race on the ballot there in April will be for the group four seat.