School board race heats up

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

3 now qualified for District 5

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. Note that Republicans who may have qualified Wednesday are not listed; volunteers with the Troup County Republican Party were unable to provide an update this morning. This list will be updated at as soon as the information is available.

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 State Court Judge

• Jeannette Little, incumbent, nonpartisan.

Troup County Solicitor-General

• Markette Baker, incumbent, Republican.

Troup County Board of Education

• J. Kirk Hancock, nonpartisan, District 2.

• John Asbell, nonpartisan, District 5.

• Catherine W. Hunt, nonpartisan, District 5.

• Kendall Butler, 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.

• Johnny Isakson, incumbent, Republican.

• Derrick Grayson, Republican.

• Cheryl Copeland, Democrat.

• 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.