by Ron Gholson
Two additional candidates have qualified for public office in Blount County, as of Monday Jan. 20, bringing to eight the number qualified since Jan. 13, the first day of qualifying.
Qualifying for revenue commissioner was Ann Self, a former Blount County revenue commission appraiser. She ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2008. Qualifying for Blount County Board of Education, District 3 (Susan Moore) was the incumbent Bruce McAfee.
The Blount Countian will update the chart below as additional candidates qualify between now and the final qualifying date of Feb. 7. Profiles of candidates who have qualified to run for office will begin after qualifying is concluded.