DeKalb Democrats to Gather for Mass Meeting Saturday

January 20, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Party Leaders Jim Judkins, Myra Johnson Miller, Joyce Hendrixson, Jordan Wilkins
State Representative Gloria Johnson

Several Democrats planning to run for local, district, or state public offices are expected make their intentions known during the DeKalb County Democratic Party Mass Meeting this Saturday, January 25 at 10.00 a.m. at the DeKalb County High School Cafeteria.

State Representative Gloria Johnson of Knoxville is expected to attend. Food and entertainment will be provided. Please bring an item for the bake sale.

Meanwhile, the DeKalb County Election Commission has issued twenty nine petitions including:

Michael Clayborn for County Clerk (Incumbent), Democrat

James L. "Jimmy" Poss for County Clerk, Democrat

Jeffrey McMillen for Register of Deeds (Incumbent), Democrat

James "Jimmy" Sprague for Road Supervisor, Democrat

Shane Walker for Road Supervisor, Democrat

Katherine Pack for Circuit Court Clerk (Incumbent), Democrat

Bratten H. Cook, II for General Sessions Judge (Incumbent), Democrat

Margie Rigsby Miller for General Sessions Judge, Democrat

Michael Agee for Sheriff, Democrat

Larry Flair, Sr. for Sheriff, Independent

Kenneth Clayborn for County Commissioner in the First District, Democrat

Elmer Ellis, Jr. for County Commissioner in the First District (Incumbent), Democrat

Bennett Armstrong for County Commissioner in the First District, Democrat

Jerry Hutchins, Jr. for County Commissioner in the Second District, Democrat

Bradley Hendrix for County Commissioner in the Third District (Incumbent), Democrat

Bobby Taylor for County Commissioner in the Fourth District, Democrat

Wayne Cantrell for County Commissioner in the Fourth District (Incumbent), Democrat

David McDowell for County Commissioner in the Fourth District (Incumbent), Democrat

Anita Puckett for County Commissioner in the Fifth District, Democrat

Rick Cantrell for County Commissioner in the Fifth District (Incumbent), Democrat

Betty Atnip for County Commissioner in the Sixth District, Democrat

Jeff Barnes for County Commissioner in the Sixth District (Incumbent), Democrat

Marshall Ferrell for County Commissioner in the Sixth District (Incumbent), Democrat

Danny McGinnis for County Commissioner in the Sixth District, Independent

Kevin Robinson for County Commissioner in the Seventh District, Democrat

Larry Summers for County Commissioner in the Seventh District (Incumbent), Democrat

Jonathan Low for Constable in the Second District, Independent

Travis Bryant for Constable in the Third District, Independent

Tony Lawson for Constable in the Second District, Independent

All are expected to be candidates for the nomination of their party in the DeKalb County Democratic Primary May 6 except for Low, Bryant, and Lawson who will be running as Independents in the DeKalb County General Election in August to fill vacant Constable positions. McGinnis will be an Independent candidate for the county commission and Flair plans to run as an Independent for Sheriff.

Several candidates have already returned their completed petitions to the election commission office.

The qualifying deadline is noon February 20, 2014.

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