Kenneth “K.C.” Carson, Ronnie Everett and Adena Harper all qualified this week to run in the May 20 special election to replace former Mayor Evan King. Qualifying began Monday and ended at noon Wednesday.
Carson previously ran for a position on the city council during the 2013 election, but lost in a runoff to Lee Castro. Harper is the wife of Bartow County School Superintendent John Harper and serves as the chair of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce.
In a press release, chamber Membership and Marketing Director Chris Thomas said Harper would not be required to step down from her leadership position.
“Our Chamber Bylaws do not prohibit our Board members from being involved in other community based organizations or running for public office. In fact, we are always proud when Chamber members step up for public service or volunteer to help other organizations. The Chamber does not support or endorse any candidate for public office,” the release said.