The incumbents are Johnny Barrett, Wilburn Brown and Bert Wood Jr. The challengers are Forrest E. McComb Sr., Larry Odom, Brett Pirkle and Larry Tolbert.
Voting will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Goodyear Civic Center with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All registered city voters are eligible to cast ballots in the election.
Barrett, 53, has served one term on the commission and has served as its chairman. He works at First National Bank of Polk County.
Brown, 74 has completed a term on the commission and also served as chairman. He previously served on the panel and operates Browns Pharmacy.
Wood, 64, has served five terms on the commission and been chairman seven times. He recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Former City Commissioner Forrest E. McCombs, Sr., 53, who had served one four-year term is seeking another term on
the panel. McCombs is employed as a technician at GEO Chemicals.
Larry Odom, 61, who is seeking his first term in political office is another challenger for one of the seats. Odom retired earlier this year from Polk Countys Emergency 911 Department where he served as director. Odom had previously retired as a pilot from the U.S. Air Force.
Brett Pirkle, 36, is also a newcomer to politics challenging for a seat on the panel. Pirkle operates Pirkles Deli.
The other challenger is Larry Tolbert, 42, who ran a strong but unsuccessful campaign for a seat on the panel two years ago. Tolbert is employed by Cingular Wireless.
In municipal elections, candidates do not run against each other but simply for a seat on the panel. The three candidates receiving the most votes will be elected.
The Cedartown City Commission has five members who are elected for four-year terms. In 2007, the other two seats on the panel, currently held by Ray Merritt and Bobby Alexander, will be up for election.