Candidates on Monday began officially qualifying to run for Sandy Springs City Council and mayor.

All council seats will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Qualifying ends on Aug. 30. The qualifying fee is $750 for mayoral candidates and $360 for city council candidates.

Here are the candidates who qualified on Aug. 26:

For Mayor: Rusty Paul and Bob Brown

District 1: John Paulson

District 2: Dianne Fries

District 3: Graham McDonald

District 4: Gabriel Sterling and Tochie Blad

District 6: Patty Berkovitz and Sonja Tonpea

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