Election Deadline Approaching

March 13, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page

Petitions for the non-partisan school board seats and the Smithville and Dowelltown Municipal Elections on August 7th are available through noon on April 3.

Five school board seats are up for election including the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Seventh Districts. Each term is for four years. Those positions are currently held by John David Foutch in the First District, Charles Robinson in the Second District, Kenny Rhody in the Third District, Billy Miller in the Fourth District, and Johnny Lattimore in the Seventh District.

The other two positions are held by W.J. (Dub) Evins, III in the Fifth District and Doug Stephens in the Sixth District. They are currently in mid-term and won't be up for re-election until 2016.

The election commission has issued petitions to the following persons for the school board:

First District: Matthew Boss and Danny Parkerson. Boss has returned his petition.

Second District: Charles Robinson and Jerry Wayne Johnson

Third District: Kenny Rhody, Jim Beshearse, and Jonathan Willoughby. Beshearse has returned his petition.

Fourth District: Billy Miller. He has also returned his petition

Seventh District: Johnny Lattimore, Shaun Tubbs, and Brandon Cox.

A Mayor and two Aldermen will be elected on August 7th in the City of Smithville, each to serve a four year term. Those positions are currently held by Mayor Jimmy W. Poss and Aldermen Tim Stribling and Jason Murphy. Stribling will not be running for re-election. He is seeking the County Mayor's office.

The election commission has issued petitions to the following persons:

Mayor: Wallace Caldwell and Jimmy W. Poss. Caldwell has returned his petition.

Alderman: Jason Murphy and Gayla Hendrix. Murphy has returned his petition.

Three Aldermen will be elected in the Dowelltown Municipal Election on August 7th.

The election commission has issued petitions to the following persons:

Brad Driver, Keith Farler, and Ronald Griffith.

Persons wanting to run in the Republican or Democratic Primaries for state offices on August 7th have until noon April 3 to qualify.

Petitions have been filed with the election commission by the following candidates:

Republican State Executive Committeeman-District 17: Albert McCall of Lebanon and Dwayne Craighead of Celina

Republican State Executive Committeewoman-District 17: Jennifer Winfree of DeKalb County and Pat Fields of Wilson County.

State Representative-District 40: Terri Lynn Weaver of Smith County (Republican)

State Representative-District 46: Mark Pody of Wilson County (Republican)

State Senator-District 17: Mae Beavers and Clark Boyd both of Wilson County (Republicans)

State Representative-District 40: Sarah Marie Smith of Smith County (Democrat)

State Representative-District 40: Krista Eickmann of DeKalb County (Independent for the November State General Election). Petition issued but not yet filed.

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