Musician Dodd Ferrelle is among eight candidates running for mayor of Winterville, a small town of approximately 1,200 in eastern Athens-Clarke County where he has resided with his family for the last ten years. Current Winterville mayor Emily Eisenman has decided not to seek reelection.
Ferrelle has released numerous independent albums since the 1990s, as onetime leader of the band Tinfoil Stars and currently as a solo artist. He excels at what would probably best be termed rootsy, classic Americana-based rock ‘n’ roll, with a strong emphasis on storytelling. He has not previously held a government office.
The election will be held on November 3rd, with the winner only needing a plurality, not a majority, of votes. In other words, there will be no runoff between the top two placers. Whichever of the eight candidates receives the most votes on Nov. 3rd wins the election.