Partisian qualifying completed
By Tara DeRock Mahoney
Senior Staff Writer
Qualifying for politically affiliated candidates for local races ended last Friday at noon, and all local races have at least one entrant.
Democrat Rebecca Astin (Incumbent) and republican Hospital Authority Chairman Terry Evans will vie for Tax Commissioner in November. Minnie Peek (Incumbent, District One) and Keith Howard (District Three) qualified to run for the Board of Education; Chairman Nelson Hale (Incumbent, District Two) is expected to qualify as an independent in June.
Mack Bohlen (Incumbent, District Three) and Sammy Cathey (Incumbent, District Five) qualified to run for county commissioner; independent Ellen Warren (Incumbent, District Four) is expected to qualify in June.
Republican Jody Moss (Incumbent) will again run for Clerk of Superior Court; Republican Adam Carter (Incumbent) will run for Coroner.
Three candidates qualified to run for sheriff (see related story, this page), and a fourth is expected to register as an independent candidate this summer.
Qualification for non-partisan candidates—including Probate Judge, Magistrate Judge, and District Attorney—will also take place in June.