Former Grovetown mayor Dennis Trudeau will step in as a replacement member of city council without a special election.
No election is necessary because he was the only candidate to qualify for the March 19 special election for the vacant city council seat, said Nancy Gay, Columbia County Board of Elections registration coordinator.
Trudeau, 87, qualified for the race to fill the seat of Councilwoman Jennifer Jones, who resigned on Jan. 17. Jones’ term ends at the end of 2015.
Trudeau served as the city’s mayor for 20 years before stepping down in 2007. He also was appointed alongside Jones in January 2011 to fill less than a year of the unexpired terms of two resigning council members. Jones was elected to a full term in November 2011, while Trudeau opted not to seek a full term. He’ll now finish out Jones’ term.