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Six Candidates Show Intent to Seek Office for August Elections

Six Candidates Show Intent to Seek Office for August Elections

HUNTINGDON — Six candidates have picked up qualifying petitions for the August 2018 general elections.

They are: Paula G. Watkins (I) — County Commissioner, District 9, Joey W. Darnall (I) — County Commissioner, District 5, John Mann (I) — County Commissioner, District 4, James Vince Taylor (I) — County Commissioner, District 5, Larry B. Spencer (I) — County Commissioner, District 3, and Willie C. Huffman (I) -County Commissioner, District 8.

Federal, state, county, and municipal elections are scheduled in the year 2018. Peg Hamlett, administrator of elections, provided a schedule of qualifying and election dates for the various elective offices.

Candidates for the offices of county offices – mayor, sheriff, trustee, property assessor, circuit court clerk, county clerk, register of deeds, and the two road supervisors, along with the 21 county commission seats must qualify by February 15, 2018 at noon. Petitions are available to be picked up now. The general election is August 2, 2018. Any candidate who chooses to run in the May 1 Republican primary must declare their party affiliation when qualifying. The Democrats will not have a primary. Party candidates will be selected during a party caucus. Any or all candidates may run as an independent.

Persons running for public defender, county school or special school districts have a qualifying deadline of April 5, 2018.

Clarksburg municipal elections are also on August 2 for mayor and two aldermen. Qualifying deadline is April 5.

The August 2, 2018 election includes general elections for countywide offices, plus primaries for the governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Tennessee House of Representatives, State Executive Committee Man and State Executive Committee Woman.

The November 6, 2018 elections include general elections for: Atwood mayor, Atwood aldermen, Bruceton mayor, two Bruceton aldermen, Hollow Rock mayor, three Hollow Rock aldermen, three Huntingdon councilmen, McKenzie mayor, three McKenzie aldermen, McLemoresville mayor, five McLemoresville aldermen, and three Trezevant aldermen.

November 6 also includes general elections for state and federal offices of the candidates who won party primaries in August or who are running as independents.

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