Incumbent Bobby Winters faces Stephanie Dickert in a runoff of the Republican primary held July 20.
District 2 includes the Boynton, Duncan Park and Westside precincts in the north central part of the county.
Since no opposing party challengers qualified to run, the winner will not need to campaign for a November general election.
Winters garnered 507 votes in the primary, but not the “50 percent plus one” required to win over Dickert, with 297 votes, and Mark Lindsay, with 222 votes.
As the runner-up Dickert qualifies for the runoff, while Lindsay’s campaign came to an end.
In the week following the primary, Dickert sent Winters a letter challenging him to a debate.
“I think the voters deserve to hear both of us talk unfiltered about the issues facing Catoosa County,” the letter reads.
Dickert said as of Wednesday, Aug. 4, she has not received a reply but did get the return receipt from the certified letter the previous evening.
She said the post office stamp indicates that "Robert Winters" signed for the letter on Monday, Aug. 2.
Even with just a week until the election, Dickert says she is still game for a debate. “I think we can and should make the time for this.”
Winters did not return a call seeking comment.
In the meantime Dickert said she and her staff continue a rigorous campaign, including a meet-and-greet event hosted last week by Republican state Sen. Jeff Mullis.
Being that she would need to bring in most of the Lindsay supporters to beat Winters, Dickert said she hopes to get even more voters out for the runoff.
“We have knocked on over 1,800 doors, and we’ll continue until they start counting the votes next Tuesday,” she said.