Government

Loganville City Council

The City Council Work session is the Monday preceding the Second Thursday of the Month. City Council Meetings take place every 2nd Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 6:30pm.

All Meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at 4303 Lawrenceville Road unless otherwise specified.

Elected Officials

Mayor Skip Baliles was elected Mayor in November 2021.

“One of my goals as mayor is to begin healing the wounds and divides that exist in our city regarding the unpopular downtown development attempt,” Baliles said. “Elected officials have lost the confidence of some of our residents, and I want to help fix that.”

 Baliles served two terms on the Loganville City Council –from 2012 until 2020 – before a belief in term limits for elected officials saw him not seek a third term. While serving as a councilman, Baliles chaired the council’s Planning and Zoning as well as the Economic Development committees. He touts among his success doing his part to get council approval for the development of the Town Green and redevelopment of the Rock Gym as well as the Ag Building as event venues for the city.

 While Baliles did not seek a third term on the city council, he did accept an appointment to the Loganville Development Authority in 2020and currently serves as its chairman. “I think we need to move forward with thetype of development for our downtown area that the citizens want,” Baliles said. “I want to make sure that the city continues to begin and finish projects on time and within budget and to focus our efforts on cleaning up our city while at the same time leaving visitors with a good image of Loganville.”

 Baliles, an Eden, North Carolina native spent 40 years in various management roles, including as a store manager of Sears and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Baliles moved to Lawrenceville in 1993 and then settled in Loganville in 2005. Upon retirement, Baliles attended council meetings before deciding to seek office for the first time when he ran for the Loganville City Council in 2011. Upon a successful campaign, Baliles took office in 2012 and was one of the first councilmembers to serve a four-year term.

 Baliles is married with three children, four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Mayor Skip Baliles
Phone: 470-718-1743
Email: sbaliles@loganville-ga.gov

Council Member Anne Huntsinger was elected to council November 2017 after serving in 2017 on the Planning & Zoning Commission and the city’s Urban Redevelopment Plan committee in 2015. Anne is currently Chairman of the Finance and Human Resources Committee and member of both the Public Safety and the Planning & Development Committees.

Since 2005, Anne has owned and managed her own local business which provides bookkeeping and consulting services as well as software sales locally and nationally. Her prior background was in Fortune 500 companies and with a local Atlanta non-profit. A 1993 graduate of North Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, Anne has lived in this area almost exclusively since graduation, except for brief stints in Colorado Springs and Philadelphia.

During her term as a member of the city council, Anne’s goals focus on business growth. First, she wants to encourage small businesses to operate in Loganville and she also wants to promote the development of the downtown area. With a vibrant downtown and more businesses and restaurants for residents to visit, she hopes to make Loganville a destination city not a city people drive through to get somewhere else.

Anne was married in 2017 and she and her husband have seven children.

Council Member Anne Huntsinger
Phone: 678-859-2764
Email: ahuntsinger@loganville-ga.gov

Council Member Bill DuVall is new to politics and was elected to City Council in November, 2019.   Bill and is wife Stephany have been married over 28 years and have lived in Loganville nearly 14 years. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren; all living within 16 miles of their Loganville home.

Bill is a Civil Engineer with an extensive career with the Georgia DOT. He leads the GDOT Office of Bridge Design and Maintenance as the State Bridge Engineer. He graduated from Georgia Tech and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering.

Mr. DuVall is honored to be appointed by the Mayor as the Public Utilities and Transportation Committee Chair. He also serves on the Public Safety Committee and the Planning & Development Committee.

Council Memeber Bill DuVall
Phone: 470-538-1482
Email: bduvall@loganville-ga.gov

Council Member Jay Boland was elected to the City Council in June 2013 to fill the unexpired term of newly elected Mayor Dan Curry. Jay is excited and ready to work hard for the City of Loganville and its residents. His goal is to make sure that Loganville remains a great City as it continues to grow in the right direction for the benefit of our children, families and friends.

Jay is a member of the Loganville Lions Club and actively involved in coaching children’s youth baseball. He is the past president of his Home Owner’s Association. He works full time as a Senior Advertising Executive.

Jay is married and has four children.

Council Member Jay Boland
Phone: 770-820-5943
Email: jboland@loganville-ga.gov

Council Member Linda Dodd is new to the political arena She and her husband Freddy have lived in Loganville since 1996. She has two children.

Prior to running for City Council, Linda worked on the Heritage Festival committee for several years. She also served on the Planning & Zoning Commission Board for two years. She worked in the banking business for 15 years and was a customer service manager for an energy control company for 10 years. Linda and Freddy are members of First Baptist Church of Loganville.

Council Member Linda Dodd
Phone: 678-995-1702
Email: ldodd@loganville-ga.gov

Council Member Melanie Long was elected to City Council in November 2021.

Council Member Melanie Long
Phone: 770-557-2657
Email: mlong@loganville-ga.gov

Councilman Branden Whitfield was elected to office in November 2021 after previously serving almost two years as a board member of the Loganville Development Authority, where he last served as vice chairman. Branden is currently chairman of the city’s Economic Development Committee and member of both the Planning &Development and Public Works / Facilities committees.

Branden is Loganville native and has been here most of his life outside of his time spent away at Kennesaw State University where he received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. He currently owns and operates multiple small businesses in the Loganville community dealing with real estate and lawn care.

Branden and his wife, Rebecca, have been married since 2013 and have one daughter – with another on the way. Branden also served as the vice president of the Loganville Legacy Lions Club and is on the board of the newly formed Loganville Fine Arts Society.

Council Member Branden Whitfield
Phone: 770-668-6564
Email: bwhitfield@loganville-ga.gov

Elections


To find out where you go to vote for Federal, State, County and City Elections, please check with the Elections office in the County that you live in or check http://sos.georgia.gov.

2021 SAMPLE BALLOT
BOLETA DE MUESTRA 2021

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

 Notice is hereby given that a General Election for the City of Loganville will be held on November 2, 2021 for the office of Mayor and three (3) at large Council Members.  Anyone desiring to qualify shall do so in City Clerk’s office Monday, August 16, 2021 – Wednesday, August 18, 2021 between the hours of 8:30am to noon and from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.  The qualifying fee shall be $360.00 for the office of Mayor and $180.00 for the office of Council Member.  Qualifying fees are non-refundable.  

 The last day to register and be eligible to vote in this election is October 4, 2021. All registered Walton County voters will be able to vote at their regular County Precinct on Election Day. Gwinnett County Voters will vote at the Rock Gym/Ag Building 135 Main Street Loganville, GA 30052. The polls will be open for the November 2, 2021 General Election from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

 Early Voting will be held at the Rock Gym/Ag Building 135 Main Street, Loganville, GA 30052 beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021 and will end on Friday, October 29,2021.  Early Voting hours will be as follows: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, October 16, 2021 and Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

 

AVISO DEELECCIONES GENERALES

 Por la presente se notifica que el 2 de noviembre de 2021 se celebrará una elección general en la ciudad de Loganville para el cargode alcalde y tres (3) concejales generales. Cualquier persona que desee calificar deberá hacerlo en la oficina del Secretario de la Ciudad del lunes 16 de agosto de 2021 al miércoles 18 de agosto de 2021 entre las horas de 8:30 a.m. al mediodía y de 1:00 p.m. a 4:30p.m.  La cuota de calificación será de$360.00 para el cargo de Alcalde y $180.00 para el cargo de Concejal.  Las cuotas de calificación no son reembolsables.  

 El último día para registrarse y ser elegible para votar en esta elección es el 4 de octubre de 2021. Todos los votantes inscritos del Condado de Walton podrán votar en su distrito electoral habitual el día delas elecciones. Los votantes del Condado de Gwinnett votarán en el Rock Gym/AgBuilding 135 Main Street Loganville, GA 30052. Las urnas estarán abiertas para la Elección General del 2 de noviembre de 2021 de 7:00am a 7:00pm.

 La votación anticipada se realizará en el RockGym/Ag Building 135 Main Street, Loganville, GA 30052 a partir del martes 12 de octubre de 2021 y finalizará el viernes 29 de octubre de 2021.  El horario de votación anticipada será el siguiente De lunes a viernes de 8:00am a 5:00pm y el sábado 16 de octubre de2021 y el sábado 23 de octubre de 2021 de 9:00am a 5:00pm.

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
RESULTADOS DE ELECCIÓN GENERAL

Absentee Ballot Information

City Elections

A completed application must first be received before an absentee ballot is issued. Please call Walton County Elections at 770-267-1337 to request that an application be mailed or faxed to you. Please complete and print thehen return it in one of these ways:


• Fax the application to770-267-1408
• Email it to elections@co.walton.ga.us
• Deliver or mail the application to:

Elections Office
303 s Hammond Drive, Dept465
Monroe, GA 30655


Application link is https://www.waltoncountyga.gov /DocumentCenter/View/3166/ Absentee-Ballot-Application

Advance Voting in Georgia

Any voter registered in Georgia may vote absentee in person. This allows you to vote on a day and time that is convenient for you. Beginning on the 4th Monday prior to Election Day, simply visit City Hall, fill out the application, and present one of the permitted forms of photo ID. Advance voting will continue through the Friday prior to the election.

At the advance voting office, you must fill out an application and provide one of the permitted forms of identification. You will then be issued a ballot that must be filled out and cast while you are in the office.

Please note that you cannot vote on the day immediately preceding the Tuesday election. Traditional polling places will be open on Election Day. However, if you choose to advance vote you cannot cast another ballot at your precinct on Election Day.

Georgia Voter Identification Requirements

Jenni Phipps Director of Elections | Directora de elecciones
City of Loganville | Ciudad de Loganville
E-Mail | 770-267-1337

Registering to Vote

All residents of the City of Loganville who are registered voters have the ability to elect the Mayor and City Council members, or to vote on special referendums that affect city taxpayers. Please note that simply having a Loganville mailing address does not necessarily entitle you to vote in Loganville municipal elections: Only residents within city limits are eligible.

Voter Registration

To register to vote, you must:
• Be a citizen of the United States
• Be a legal resident of the county
• Be at least 17.5 years (at least 18 to vote)
• Not be serving a sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
• Not have been found mentally incompetent by a judge

Georgia Citizens

Georgia citizens have access to several convenient methods of registering to vote:

• Register to vote ONLINE! Your social security number is also required at time of registration.
• Download, complete, and mail a voter registration form. 

o English Version
o Spanish Version

• Contact your county Board of Registrars' Office or election office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form. 

• Registration is offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Motor Vehicle Safety driver's license posts. 

• College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms, or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S., from their school registrar's office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

The Gwinnett County Voter Registration office (678.226.7210) and/or Walton County Voter Registration office (770.267.1337) processes all applications. Approximately 2 – 4 weeks after mailing your application, you should receive a precinct identification card that will list your political districts and polling location for City, County, State and National elections. You will likely have a different voting precinct for any other elections.

All applications must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline. The last day to register to be eligible to vote in the November 2, 2021 general election is Monday, October 4th.  If you are registering for the first time in Georgia, and you register by mail, you are required to provide ID by one of the following ways:

1. Mail a copy of the identification with your voter registration application
2. Provide a copy of the identification to the registrar before or at the time you cast a ballot

Once you are registered, you may also verify your National, State and County precinct and polling location by visiting the Secretary of State Poll Locator.