Late file petitions received from county commission candidates
By Pam Horne, Managing Editor
Juvenile Court Clerk Brenda Hyden, Juvenile Judge Sharon Guffee, Register of Deeds Sadie Wade and County Mayor Rogers Anderson stopped by the Williamson County Election office at noon today to check on last minute candidate filings. All four will be returned to office without opposition.
Williamson County’s Election Administrator Ann Beard received the filing papers from two more candidates this morning before the noon deadline today for candidates seeking office in the May 6 Republican Primary and Aug. 7 General Election.
Angela Hoover of Franklin is running for District 8 County Commissioner as a Republican against Incumbent Greg Davis, Barb Sturgeon and Incumbent Jack Walton, who is current County Commission Chairman.
This race has attracted the most interest in the primary contest.
There are no Independent candidates running in District 8.
In District 3, David Pair filed a petition this morning to run for County Commissioner in Spring Hill. Matt Milligan is also running in that district. Both gentlemen will automatically move forward to the County General Election in August where they will be facing Eliot Mitchell, who is running as an Independent.
The Trustee's race has drawn interest from two candidates – Kellye W. King and Karen Paris. Both are seeking the office that Trustee Joey Davis has held for almost 20 years.
There were no other surprises today with races that until this week appeared to be uncontested.
County Mayor Rogers Anderson, Court Clerk Elaine Anderson, County Register of Deeds Sadie Wade, Sheriff Jeff Long, Circuit Court Clerk Debbie McMillan Barrett, Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Guffee, Juvenile Court Clerk Brenda Hyden will be returned to office, as no Independent or Republican candidate filed petitions to challenge them.
Likewise, all four candidates for Circuit Court Judge Division, I, II, III and IV — Woody Woodruff, James G. Martin III, Mike Binkley and Tim Easter do not have challengers.
21st District Attorney General Kim Helper does not have opposition.
For uncontested races and contested races, the possibility of a write-in candidate always exists, according to Chad Gray, of the Election Commission.
Interested individuals would need to pick up a form in the Election Office and file it by Monday, March 17—by law 50 days prior to the election.
Pick up a copy of today’s issue of the Williamson Herald
to read more about the upcoming May 6 Republican Primary, the first election of 2014.
For previous story, please see CAMPAIGN SEASON.
Posted on: 2/20/2014