Local News

March 6, 2014

Qualifying continues

Qualifying for the May 20 primaries continued on Thursday.

• Whitfield County Board of Commissioners District 1: Renee Davis qualified Thursday for the Republican primary. Cody Holloway qualified Wednesday for the Republican primary. Barry Robbins and Nicky Starling qualified for the Republican primary on Monday. Officials with the Whitfield County Democratic Party did not immediately return telephone messages Thursday evening or Wednesday evening. Incumbent Gordon Morehouse, a Republican, has said he will not seek re-election.

• Whitfield County Board of Commissioners District 3: Roger Crossen qualified in the Republican primary on Monday. Incumbent Robby Staten, a Republican, has said he will not run for re-election.

• Whitfield County Board of Education District 2: 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: Incumbent Louis Fordham qualified as a Republican on Monday.

• Whitfield County Board of Education, At Large: Incumbent Bill Worley qualified as a Republican on Tuesday.

• Conasauga Superior Court: 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: 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. Frank Loyd qualified on Monday for the Republican primary.

• Murray County Board of Education District 6: David Long qualified as a Republican on Tuesday. Incumbent Brenda Sandlin qualified as a Republican on Monday.

• Murray County Board of Education District 7, At Large: Tim Howard qualified as a Democrat to run for this post on Tuesday. He had qualified for District 6 on Monday due to confusion in the elections office about district lines. District 2, where he lives, is not up for election this year. Anybody who lives in the county can qualify for the at large seat. Incumbent Jackie Rogers qualified for the Republican primary on Monday.

• State Senate District 54: Rep. Charlie Bethel qualified for re-election in the Republican primary on Monday.

• State House of Representatives District 2: Rep. Steve Tarvin of Chickamauga qualified for re-election in the Republican primary on Monday. 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: Rep. Bruce Broadrick of Dalton qualified for re-election in the Republican primary on Monday.

• State House of Representatives District 5: Rep. John Meadows of Calhoun qualified for re-election in the Republican primary on Monday. The district includes parts of Murray and Gordon counties.

 • State House of Representatives District 6: Rep. Tom Dickson of Cohutta qualified for re-election in the Republican primary on Monday. The district includes parts of Whitfield and Murray counties.

• State House of Representatives District 11: On Monday, Rep. Rick Jasperse of Jasper qualified for re-election in the Republican primary, and Charles “Chuck” Hendrix qualified for the Democratic primary. The 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. 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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