The first republican has stepped forward to announce plans to run for DeKalb County Road Supervisor.
Reed Edge told WJLE Saturday that he intends to seek the GOP nomination in the August 2018 DeKalb County General Election.
The DeKalb County Republican Party selects its nominees by caucus.
Edge is the son of former Road Supervisor Kenny Edge and the late Janice Davis Edge. He and his wife Sonya reside in the Dry Creek community. Her parents are Shelie “Pee Wee” and Pam Aksew of the Lower Helton community. The Edges have four daughters, Rachel and Destiny Edge and Alexis and Olivia Nokes.
“I just want to continue to do the good work that my dad started. I’ve had a great teacher and I plan to follow his example of efficiency, hard work, dedication and continued service to the people of DeKalb County bringing their roads to as good a standard as possible with the money available without asking for a tax increase. We’ll make it work to help the people of the county,” said Edge.
Edge and his wife attended the fall picnic Saturday hosted by the DeKalb County Republican Party.
Meanwhile, Danny Hale of Liberty, who also attended the picnic, told WJLE that he is considering a run for Road Supervisor as a Republican but is not making any formal announcement at this time.
The election commission will begin issuing petitions for the following offices on November 17: Road Supervisor, County Mayor, Circuit Court Clerk, Sheriff, Register of Deeds, County Clerk, and Trustee and for the county commission in each of the seven districts (two per district for a total of 14).
DeKalb County Democrats will be nominating candidates for county offices in a primary set for May 1, 2018.
Democratic nominees will face any Republican and or Independent challengers in the August, 2018 general election. The DeKalb County Republican Party will be choosing its nominees by caucus. The qualifying deadline for all candidates will be the same, NOON February 15, 2018.
Road Supervisor candidates must also meet the statutory deadline for filing with the Tennessee Highways Officials Certification Board.
In order to be certified, a candidate for county road supervisor must:
(1) Be a graduate of an accredited school of engineering, with at least 2 years’ experience in highway construction or maintenance; or
(2) Be licensed to practice engineering in Tennessee; or
(3) Have at least 4 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in highway construction or maintenance; or
(4) Have a combination of education and experience equivalent to either (1) or (2).