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March 27, 2014

One more qualifies for Murray County Board of Education primary

Tim Howard, a Murray County Schools teacher who is running as a Democrat, was the only person to qualify on Thursday to run for the Murray County Board of Education.

Howard qualified in District 6.

On Wednesday, Frank Loyd qualified for District 5, and incumbent Jackie Rogers qualified for District 7, which is an at-large seat. Both are running as Republicans.

Qualifying concludes today. The hours are 8 a.m. to noon in the elections office in the courthouse annex.

Chief Registrar Larry Sampson said this week marks the second time qualifying has been held for the Board of Education for the May 20 primaries. He said outdated maps for the district lines resulted in two candidates qualifying in the wrong districts during the original qualifying earlier this month. The elections office discovered the discrepancy, and Sampson requested a court order to hold qualifying again, he said.

Individuals who qualified the first time are required to qualify again this week but do not have to pay the qualifying fee again.

During the initial qualifying, District 5 incumbent Robbie Moore qualified as a Republican. In District 6, incumbent Brenda Sandlin and David Long qualified as Republicans. Howard originally qualified as a Democrat in District 7.

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