The DeKalb County Democratic Party held a re-organization convention Saturday at the courthouse to elect party leaders for the next two years.
Jim Judkins was returned as Chairman. Jordan Wilkins, Larry Bain, and Kim Ambrose were re-elected Co Vice Chairmen. Joyce Hendrixson remains as Secretary and Myra Johnson Miller is the new Treasurer, replacing Katherine Pack who declined to accept another term, citing a conflict, since she is planning to seek re-election as Circuit Court Clerk.
Members of the DeKalb County Democratic Executive Committee were named for the next two years including Judy Slager from the First District, Frank Buck in the Second District, Faye Fuqua from the Third District, David McDowell in the Fourth District, James Hale from the Fifth District, Flint Gilley in the Sixth District, and Tommy Webb in the Seventh District.
The party also voted to call a Democratic Primary for May 6th, 2014 to nominate candidates for county offices and district judicial positions.
Chairman Judkins gave potential candidates in attendance a chance to announce their intentions for 2014.
Michael Agee announced that he would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Sheriff. Though he was unable to attend Saturday's meeting, it was announced that Jimmy Sprague plans to seek the office of Road Supervisor. James L "Jimmy" Poss said he would be a candidate for County Clerk. Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack and General Sessions/Juvenile Court Judge Bratten Cook, II also announced they would be seeking re-election. Although the office is non-partisan, Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss announced that he would be running for another term next year.
Sarah Marie Smith of Smith County said she is considering another run for State Representative of the 40th district next year.
The DeKalb County Democratic Party is expected to hold a Mass Meeting soon where Democrats planning to seek office can make their formal announcements.