Qualifying continues in local races

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

By Tyler H. Jones



LaGRANGE — Qualifying is underway this week for individuals seeking their party’s nomination in the May 24 primary race.

The primary winners will face a general election on Nov. 8.

The following local offices are up for election later this year: clerk of superior court; sheriff; tax commissioner; coroner; solicitor; county commission seats in districts 2, 3 and 4; state court judge; probate judge and board of education seats in districts 2, 3, 5 and 6.

As of this morning, these individuals have qualified for the respective offices:

Troup County Board of Commissioners:

• Ellis Cadenhead, Republican, District 2.

• Lewis C. Davis, Republican, District 3.

• J. Morris Jones, incumbent, Republican, District 4.

Troup County Tax Commissioner:

• Shane Frailey, Republican.

• William “Bill” Hunnicutt, Republican.

• Ronnie LeFevers, Republican.

Troup County Sheriff

• James Woodruff, incumbent, Republican.

Troup County Coroner

• Jeff Cook, incumbent, Republican, Troup County Coroner.

Troup County Solicitor-General

• Markette Baker, incumbent, Republican.

Troup County Board of Education

• J. Kirk Hancock, nonpartisan, District 2.

• John Asbell, nonpartisan, District 5.

Troup County Probate Judge

• Donald W. Boyd, incumbent, nonpartisan.

Judge of Superior Court, Coweta Judicial Circuit

• Dennis Blackmon, incumbent, nonpartisan.

• Emery Palmer, incumbent, nonpartisan.

• John Simpson, incumbent, nonpartisan.

• Travis Sakrison, incumbent, nonpartisan.

• Jack Kirby, incumbent, nonpartisan.

District Attorney, Coweta Judicial Circuit

• Pete Skandalakis, incumbent, Republican.

State Representatives

• Randy Nix, incumbent, Republican, District 69.

• Bob Trammell Jr., incumbent, Democrat, District 132.

• John Pezold, incumbent, Republican, District 133.

State Senator

• Matt Brass, Republican, District 28.

• Josh McKoon, incumbent, Republican, District 29.

U.S. Representative

• Tamarkcus Cook, Democrat, District 3.

• Drew Ferguson, Republican, District 3.

• Jim Pace, Republican, District 3.

• Mike Crane, Republican, District 3.

U.S. Senator

• John F. Coyne III, Republican.

• Cheryl Copeland, Democrat.

• Johnny Isakson, incumbent, Republican.

• Derrick Grayson, Republican.

• James Knox, Democrat.

Qualifying continues through noon on Friday. Read LaGrange Daily News this week for updates on who qualifies each day.

Tyler H. Jones is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2155.