Final spring primary election ballots set; some early candidates opt out PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:00

The noon deadline on Friday, February 7, set for those people who wished to run for public offices on either the Democrat or Republican tickets on May 6 was apparently met by all who aspired to such seats.

And the Monday, February 10, noon deadline to withdraw a candidacy was also observed by that same group.

County Clerk Missy Applegate, whose office is charged with conducting both primary and general elections in such years as offices become available, released the final listing of candidates. Readers will note some changes on both parties’ slates.

In the Democrat Primary, incumbent District 4 County Councilman Clara Adkins withdrew her candidacy in late January. Her brother, Raymond Jones, promptly filed for the seat. Jones had held the post for eight years prior to his sister’s winning the Council seat. Jones will be facing newcomer Josh Stigdon in the Democrat Primary.

In that same race on the Republican Primary ticket, April Reams Ramoni withdrew her candidacy. That action leaves Christopher “Chris” Albertson as the undisputed Republican candidate.

A filing by Teresa Vannarsdall, current County Auditor, for the District 3 Commissioner’s seat raised political followers’ eyebrows on Friday. Vannarsdall withdrew her candidacy before the Monday noon deadline. Had she stayed in that contest, she would have been the third candidate for the seat to have filed. District 3 is currently represented by Mark Hays. Tex Murphy has also filed for the seat as has Steve Phillips on the Republican side of the ticket.

The ballots now offer the following as candidates on May 6:

DEMOCRAT PARTY

Assessor: No candidate.

Auditor: Tamala “Tammy” Johnson.

County Commissioner, District 3: Mark Hays, Tex E. Murphy.

County Council District 1: Raleigh Campbell.

County Council District 2: Albert “Ab” Watts.

County Council District 3: Steven P. “Pat” Bridgewater, Steve Meyer and Christopher “Chris” Wakeman.

County Council District 4: Raymond W. Jones and Joshua A. Stigdon.

Sheriff: John C. Lizenby.

Finley Township Trustee: No candidate.

Jennings Township Trustee: John Anderson and Virgil Johnson.

Johnson Township Trustee: Robbie L. Combs and Evelyn S. Cross.

Lexington Township Trustee: Danny Basham.

Vienna Township Trustee: No candidate.

Finley Township Trustee Board: Ernest S. “Shawn” Hurt and John M. Robbins.

Jennings Township Trustee Board: Mahala “Haley” Baker, M.T. “Todd” Campbell and Donald A. Sipe.

Johnson Township Trustee Board: Glenda Buckner, Lonnie Combs and Mike Smith.

Lexington Township Trustee Board: John Kimmick and Cort L. McGlothlin.

Vienna Township Trustee Board: Freda J. Redifer, Regina D. Hughbanks and Rosie Alsup.

Finley 1 Precinct Committeeman: John M. Robbins.

Jennings 1 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Jennings 2 Precinct Committeeman: Jessica R. “Jessie” Konkler.

Jennings 3 Precinct Committeeman: Don Campbell and Donald A. Sipe.

Jennings 4 Precinct Committeeman: Pamela S. Barger.

Jennings 5 Precinct Committeeman: Todd Campbell and Brandon White.

Johnson 1 Precinct Committeeman: Glenda Buckner.

Lexington 1 Precinct Committeeman: Chaffee R. Miles.

Lexington 2 Precinct Committeeman: Pat Bridgewater.

Vienna 1 Precinct Committeeman: Steve Meyer.

Vienna 2 Precinct Committeeman: Chuck Sebastian.

Vienna 3 Precinct Committeeman: Bill Hoagland.

Vienna 4 Precinct Committeeman: Karen Gricius and Ray Zollman.

Vienna 5 Precinct Committeeman: Tony Peacock.

Vienna 6 Precinct Committeeman: Dennis Wilson.

State Convention Delegates: No candidates.

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Assessor: Diana Cozart.

Auditor: No candidate.

County Commissioner, District 3: Steven “Steve” T. Phillips.

County Council, District 1: No candidate.

County Council, District 2: No candidate.

County Council, District 3: Eric Gillespie.

County Council, District 34: Christopher “Chris” D. Albertson.

Sheriff: Dan McClain.

Finley Township Trustee: No candidate.

Jennings Township Trustee: No candidate.

Johnson Township Trustee: No candidate.

Lexington Township Trustee: No candidate.

Vienna Township Trustee: Gordon L. Julian and Terry W. Sandlin.

Finley Township Trustee Board: Jim Cozart.

Jennings Township Trustee Board: No candidates.

Johnson Township Trustee Board: No candidates.

Lexington Township Trustee Board: Tammy M. Lowe Caudell and Jason K. Johns.

Vienna Township Trustee Board: George D. “Doug” Corum and Yvette M. Dowd.

Finley 1 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Jennings 1 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Jennings 2 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Jennings 3 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Jennings 4 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Jennings 5 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Johnson 1 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Lexington 1 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Lexington 2 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Vienna 1 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Vienna 2 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Vienna 3 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Vienna 4 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Vienna 5 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

Vienna 6 Precinct Committeeman: No candidate.

State Convention Delegates: Christopher D. “Chris” Albertson, Brandon L. Polley and Justin A. Stevens.