Sugar Hill

A candidate running for the office of Sugar Hill mayor has been disqualified.

Nancy Wren, one of two candidates who qualified to seek office in the Nov. 2, 2021, Sugar Hill city election, will not appear on the ballot.

A challenge to her qualifications as a candidate was brought by Brandon Hembree, a former city council member who is now running for the office of mayor. The challenge was based on Wren’s voter registration and residency status. According to Sugar Hill City Clerk Jane Whittington, Wren was not registered to vote in Gwinnett County on Aug. 18, 2021, and subsequently registered on Sept. 1, 2021, using the address of Sugar Hill Bakery, at 4969 W. Broad St.

“The challenge of residency was also addressed and it was determined that the evidence submitted indicated that Ms. Wren was not a resident of Sugar Hill for one year as required by the Charter of the City of Sugar Hill,” Whittington said.

Wren had not responded to a request for comment at the time this article was published.

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