Election-Local

March 5, 2014

Several more candidates qualify for primaries

Qualifying for the May 20 primaries continued on Wednesday.

• Whitfield County Board of Commissioners District 1: Cody Holloway qualified Wednesday for the Republican primary. Officials with the Whitfield County Democratic Party did not immediately return telephone messages Wednesday evening. No one qualified Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, Barry Robbins and Nicky Starling qualified for the Republican primary. Incumbent Gordon Morehouse has said he will not seek re-election.

• Whitfield County Board of Commissioners District 3: No one qualified Wednesday in the Republican primary. No one qualified Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. Roger Crossen qualified in the Republican primary on Monday. Incumbent Robby Staten has said he will not run for re-election.

• Whitfield County Board of Education District 2: No one qualified Wednesday in the Republican primary. Rodney Lock qualified for re-election on Tuesday for the Republican primary. Jamie Johnson qualified as a Republican for that seat on Monday.

• Whitfield County Board of Education District 4: No one qualified Wednesday in the Republican primary. No one qualified Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, incumbent Louis Fordham qualified as a Republican.

• Whitfield County Board of Education, At Large: No one qualified Wednesday in the Republican primary. Incumbent Bill Worley qualified as a Republican on Tuesday. No one qualified for the seat on Monday.

• Conasauga Superior Court: No one qualified on Wednesday. Incumbent Judge David Blevins qualified on Tuesday as did Jim Wilbanks for that position. Scott Helton qualified for that position on Monday. Judge William Boyett and Judge Cindy Morris qualified for re-election to their posts on Monday. These races are nonpartisan and the court covers both Whitfield and Murray counties.

• Murray County Chief Magistrate: No one qualified on Wednesday or Tuesday. Incumbent Gale Buckner qualified for the position on Monday. This race is nonpartisan.

• Murray County Board of Education District 5: Incumbent Robbie Moore qualified on Wednesday in the Republican primary. No one qualified in the Democratic primary. No one qualified on Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. Frank Loyd qualified on Monday for the Republican primary.

• Murray County Board of Education District 6: No one qualified on Wednesday. David Long qualified as a Republican on Tuesday. On Monday incumbent Brenda Sandlin qualified as a Republican.

• Murray County Board of Education District 7, At Large: No one qualified on Wednesday. Tim Howard qualified as a Democrat to run for this post on Tuesday. He had originally qualified for District 6 on Monday, but due to confusion in the elections office about district lines had to qualify Tuesday for the at large seat since District 2, where he lives, is not up for election this year. Howard’s house sits along the district lines, and officials said he lives in District 2, not 6. Anybody who lives in the county can qualify for the at large seat. Incumbent Jackie Rogers qualified for the Republican primary for the seat on Monday.

• State Senate District 54: No one qualified on Wednesday or Tuesday. On Monday, incumbent Charlie Bethel qualified for re-election in the Republican primary.

• State House of Representatives District 2: No one qualified on Wednesday or Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, Rep. Steve Tarvin of Chickamauga qualified for re-election in the Republican primary. Ebeth M. Edwards also qualified for that seat as a Republican. The district includes parts of Whitfield, Catoosa and Walker counties.

• State House of Representatives District 4: No one qualified on Wednesday or Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, Rep. Bruce Broadrick of Dalton qualified for re-election in the Republican primary.

• State House of Representatives District 5: No one qualified on Wednesday or Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, Rep. John Meadows of Calhoun qualified for re-election in the Republican primary. The district includes parts of Murray and Gordon counties.

• State House of Representatives District 6: No one qualified Wednesday or Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, Rep. Tom Dickson of Cohutta qualified for re-election in the Republican primary. The district includes parts of Whitfield and Murray counties.

• State House of Representatives District 11: No one qualified on Wednesday or Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, Rep. Rick Jasperse of Jasper qualified for re-election in the Republican primary, and Charles “Chuck” Hendrix qualified for the Democratic primary. That district includes parts of Murray, Gordon and Pickens counties.

• U.S. House of Representatives District 14: Kenneth L. Herron Sr. qualified on Wednesday in the Republican primary. No one qualified in the Democratic primary. No one qualified Tuesday for the Republican or Democratic primary. On Monday, Rep. Tom Graves of Ranger qualified for re-election as a Republican. The district includes Whitfield and Murray counties.

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