The DeKalb County General Election will feature three contested races for the Board of Education on August 5th in the second, third, and fourth districts.
Today (Thursday) at noon was the qualifying deadline. School board members will be elected in the first, second, third, fourth, and seventh districts.
In the second district, Charles Robinson will be seeking his third term. Robinson was first elected in 2002 and he was re-elected in 2006. He will be challenged by a former second district school board member Jerry Wayne Johnson, who served from 1992 to 1998.
In the third district, Kenny Rhody is running for his third term. Rhody was first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. Johnathon Willoughby, making his first attempt at public office, will be running against Rhody.
Two candidates are in the race to succeed Joan Draper in the fourth district, Billy Miller and Larry Redmon. Draper, who was elected for the first time in 2006, will not be seeking re-election. Both Miller and Redmon are seeking elected office for the first time.
Incumbent school board members John David Foutch in the first district and Johnny Lattimore in the seventh district will be unopposed. Foutch will be seeking his second elected term. Foutch was appointed by the county commission in January 2005 to fill the unexpired term of Darrell Gill who moved out of the first district. Foutch was elected to his first term in 2006.
Lattimore will be seeking his third term. He was first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.
Candidates for the school board run neither as democrats or as republicans but as non-partisans. Terms are for four years. Incumbent members W.J. (Dub) Evins, III in the fifth district and Bruce Parsley in the sixth district are in mid-term. Their terms expire in 2012.
Others on the DeKalb County General Election ballot on August 5th will be the democratic and republican nominees for the offices of county mayor, county clerk, trustee, register of deeds, circuit court clerk, sheriff, road supervisor, and to fill unexpired terms for circuit court judge (part one) and district attorney general. All fourteen county commission seats will also be filled in the August election.
Early voting for the August 5th elections will be July 16th-31st
The Dowelltown Municipal election is set for August 5th to elect three aldermen.
Today (Thursday) at noon was the qualifying deadline.
Incumbent aldermen Brad Driver, Keith Farler, and Ron Griffith have all qualified to seek re-election.
They will be running unopposed
Meanwhile, early voting dates and times are set for the May 4th DeKalb County Democratic Primary.
Early voting will be Wednesday, April 14th through Thursday, April 29th. Voting times will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
The primary will feature three contested races for county wide public offices, county clerk, county mayor, and register of deeds, and three contested races for the county commission in the third, fourth, and fifth districts. All other candidates will be unopposed. Winners will run in the August General Election.