Following is a list of county offices and two locally-oriented state offices that will be on the line in the primary election on June 3, 2014, and, if opposed, in the general election on Nov. 4, 2014. This is the first in a series of articles The Blount Countian will provide as the 2014 election cycle approaches.
State and national offices will be covered in subsequent articles. The list (right) shows the office and the current incumbent. Most incumbents have not yet announced formally their intentions to run or not run in the 2014 election, but should soon. Interview profiles of all candidates will be published after they qualify to run for the primary election. Dates to remember:
•Feb. 4, 2014 – probable beginning date for candidates to qualify with political parties
•April 4, 2014 – last day candidates may qualify with political parties
•June 3, 2014 – PRIMARY ELECTION
•July 15, 2014 – PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION
•Nov. 4, 2014 – GENERAL ELECTION