Three positions on the DeKalb County Board of Education will be up for election on Thursday, August 4 but only one race will be contested. Noon today (Thursday, April 7th) was the qualifying deadline
Incumbent 5th district member W.J. (Dub) Evins, III will be challenged for re-election by Barry Mabe and Kevin Hale.
6th district incumbent Doug Stephens will be unopposed for re-election.
In the 4th district, Kate Miller will be unopposed for the election to fill the remaining two years of her husband Billy Miller's unexpired term. Billy Miller was re-elected to the school board in August 2014 but he resigned September 30, 2014 due to his having accepted a new job with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation which does not allow him to hold public office. The county commission appointed Kate Miller in October 2014 to fill the position until the August 2016 election. She was sworn into office in November 2014.
The 5th and 6th district winners will serve four years.
The other school board members, Danny Parkerson in the 1st district; Jerry Wayne Johnson in the 2nd district; Jim Beshearse in the 3rd district, and Shaun Tubbs in the 7th district were elected in 2014 and are in mid-term. Their terms are up August 31, 2018.
Today (April 7th) was also the qualifying deadline for the race to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired county commission term in the 1st district. The election will be Thursday, August 4th
The candidates are Republican Thomas Chandler and Democrat Julie Williams Young. They were each nominated by their party during conventions held last month. No independents qualified for the position.
The winner will fill the seat left vacant by Elmer Ellis, Jr. who recently resigned.
Meanwhile candidates chosen in the March 1 Democratic Primary or by party convention who will be on the DeKalb County General Election ballot on Thursday, August 4th are as follows:
Assessor of Property:
Scott Cantrell, Democrat
Shannon Cantrell, Republican
Constable 1st district—Lee Plummer, Republican and Jason Taylor, Democrat
Constable 2nd District—Thomas Theriaque, Republican
Constable 3rd District—Travis Bryant; Democrat
Constable 4th District—Paul Cantrell, Democrat
Constable 5th District—Mark Milam, Democrat
Constable 6th district—Carl Lee Webb, Democrat
Constable 7th district—Johnny King, Democrat