Gilmer — Gilmer Mayor R.D. “Buck” Cross, who hasn’t faced a challenger since 2005, is getting a race for re-election this May.
Steve Dean, a Gilmer native who owned Dean Lumber, filed this week to challenge Cross, who has been mayor since 2003.
“I am not running against the mayor, I am running for the city,” said Dean, also a well-known announcer at the annual Gilmer Yamboree festival. “I would like an opportunity to serve.
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