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Primary ballot set

Published: 12:09 PM, 02/24/2014 Last updated: 12:10 PM, 02/24/2014

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

MADISONVILLE-Proving that no elected seat can ever be considered safe, when the deadline for submitting a petition for the May 6 primary ended Thursday, Monroe County Mayor Tim Yates saw he will face three competitors in the May Republican Primary.

Former Monroe County Director of Schools Bob Lovingood started his campaign a few months ago, but William Bell and Irad Lee have also thrown their hats in the primary ring. Lee ran for county mayor in 2006 and was defeated by then incumbent Allan Watson.

Whoever comes out of the primary a winner will face Democrat and former Sweetwater Mayor Jim Stutts in the general election in August.

In addition to county mayor, this is also the year for sheriff, county clerk, Circuit Court clerk, register of deeds, trustee and road superintendent. Only the sheriff and road superintendent will face any challenge in the election, leaving the others to run unopposed and receive courtesy votes.

Those who have picked up petitions and turned them in for other offices include: Chalmers Thompson, Bill Brown and Andrew Mark Freiberg, Circuit Court judge-part 3, 10th Judicial District; Sandra Donaghy, Amy Reedy and Van Irion, Criminal Court judge, 10th Judicial District; Johnny F. Whitehead, 1st District constable; Keith McLemore, and Richard Johnson, 3rd District constable.

Mike Sharp, Circuit Court judge part 2; Larry Puckett, Circuit Court judge part 1; Steve Crump and Stephen Hatchett, district attorney; Richard Hughes, public defender.

David Hester and Richard Kirkland, County Commission, 2nd District; Charles Underwood, Bill Shadden, Roger Thomas, Stephen Miller, Barbara Raper and Barbara Skidmore, County Commission 3rd District; Wanda Alexander, commissioner 1st District.

Dwaine Thomas, General Sessions judge; Randy White, Sheriff; Steve Teague, incumbent road superintendent; Teddy Waters, 1st District constable; Larry Sloan, county clerk; Wayne Harris, 3rd District constable; Steven Standridge, County Commission 2nd District; John Scott Hunt, County Commission, 2nd District.

Robert Ingram, County Commission 2nd District; Marty Jenkins, constable 3rd District; Bennie Moser, County Commission 1st District; Harold Hawkins, County Commission 3rd District; Robert West, County Commission 3rd District; Marna Hull, incumbent trustee; Millie Estes, incumbent register of deeds; J. Reed Dixon, incumbent General Sessions judge; Alice Wear, County Commission 3rd District; James A. Stinnett, constable 3rd District; Fred J. Tallent, County Commission, 4th District.

Bill Bivens, incumbent sheriff; Charles Parris, sheriff; Tim Nix, road superintendent; Charles Kennedy, constable 2nd District; Martha Cook, Circuit Court clerk; Roy Atkins, constable 2nd District; Steven Gregory, County Commission, 4th District; Walter Bowman, County Commission, 1st District; Bradley Ogle, County Commission 2nd District; Marty Allen, County Commission 1st District and Tommy Jones, constable 2nd District; Paulette Summey, 4th District County Commission.

The county general election will be held Aug. 7 in conjunction with state primaries. The election will include Monroe County Board of Education seats.

Voters will also get to cast ballots on 10 County Commission seats along with Monroe County General Sessions Judge, 10th Judicial District chancellor, 10th District Criminal Court judge, 10th District Circuit Court Judge parts 1, 2 and 3, 10th District Attorney General and 10th Judicial District public defender.

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