District 1 Commissioner Matt Aitken and District 5 Commissioner Bill Lockett signed up to run again for their seats Monday, the first day of qualifying.
School board members from Districts 1, 4, 5, 8 and 10 also qualified to run again for their posts, with a single challenger in former commission hopeful Robert Cheek, who is running for the District 8 seat.
Challenging Aitken are former Augusta Green Party Chairwoman Denice Traina, former Coliseum Authority member Bill Fennoy and city water treatment operator Thelonious Jones, all of whom qualified Monday.
According to city policy, Jones must take a leave of absence from his job until the election, Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said.
Stan Hawes, the former Laney-Walker Neighborhood Association president who announced plans to run months ago and has campaign signs in yards around District 1, has not yet qualified. Announced candidate Lori Davis said Monday that she would not seek the post.
Also qualifying Monday were commission candidates Mary Davis, Ed Enoch and Cleveland O’Steen for District 3; Kenneth Echols and Donnie Smith for District 7; and Harold Jones and Marion Williams for Super District 9.
Qualifying is held in the Board of Elections office at the Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. It ends at noon today.