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February 26, 2014

Qualifying is next week for May 20 primaries

— Qualifying for the May 20 general primaries starts Monday. This year, most of the action will be at the top of the ticket, with one U.S. Senate seat and all statewide offices contested. But there are also a few local races on the ballot in Whitfield and Murray counties.

In Whitfield County, Board of Commissioners Districts 1 and 3 will be contested. Gordon Morehouse, who currently holds the District 1 seat, and Robby Staten, who currently holds the District 3 seat, have both said they will not seek re-election.

On the Whitfield County Board of Education, the District 2 seat (currently held by Rodney Lock), the District 4 seat (currently held by Louis Fordham) and the at-large seat (currently held by Bill Worley) are up for election.

The Whitfield County Democratic Party will hold qualifying from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the county courthouse.

The Whitfield County Republican Party will hold qualifying Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the courthouse.

In Murray County, Board of Education seats for District 5 (currently held by Robbie Moore), District 6 (currently held by Brenda Sandlin) and District 7 (currently held by Jackie Rogers) will be contested. The nonpartisan post of chief magistrate judge, currently held by Gale Buckner, will also be contested.

Qualifying for the judicial election and for the Republican Party primary for the school board seats will be at the Board of Elections office in the courthouse annex Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Democratic Party will hold primary qualifying Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Charles “Judy” Poag Murray County Senior Center.

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