Qualifying update…

No new candidates qualify over holidays

Though no new candidates qualified since last week, an important change took place with Probate Judge/ Commission Chairman David Standridge’s announcement that he will retire following his present term and will not seek re-election. The announcement leaves current Revenue Commisioner Chris Green as the sole candidate so far who has qualified to run for the probate judge/commission chairman position. (See Standridge announces retirement plans, pg A1.)

Below is a summary of all candidates qualifying for local and state offices to date. Summary of qualifiers to date (county offices) For probate judge/commission chairman: Chris Green (R) For District 2 commissioner: Jeremy Smith (R), Carthel Self (R), Roger Bullard (R), Andy Neill (R)(incumbent) For District 4 commissioner: R.C. Smith (R) For county board of education superintendent: Jim Carr (R) For county board of education, place 1: Rodney Dabbs (R) For county board of education, place 2: no one qualified to date

Summary of qualifiers to date (state offices) For circuit judge: Steven King (R), Greg Reid (R) For district judge: Sherry Burns (R) For circuit clerk: Michael Criswell (R)