DeKalb County voters Thursday will decide whether five term Republican incumbent Road Supervisor Kenny Edge should be re-elected. It's the only county wide contested race on the DeKalb County General Election ballot.
Edge, who was first elected in 1990, is facing a challenge from former county road department employee James D. (Jimmy) Sprague, the Democratic nominee.
The winner will officially begin the four year term of office on September 1st.
At least one new school board member will be elected Thursday. There are three contested district races for the board of education.
In the fourth district, the candidates are Billy S. Miller and Larry Redmon. Incumbent school board member Joan Draper, finishing her one and only term, is not seeking re-election. Both Miller and Redmon are seeking elected office for the first time.
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.
The terms of office are four years, beginning September 1st.
First district incumbent John David Foutch and seventh district member Johnny Lattimore are unopposed.
The county general election ballot also features two contested district county commission races.
In the fifth district, democratic Incumbent John D. Green is seeking re-election to a third term. Other candidates are Democrat Bobby R. Taylor, Republican Jerry Adcock and Independent Lloyd Emmons. Two will be elected .
In the seventh district, Democratic Incumbent Larry Summers is running for re-election. Jimmy W. Poss is also a Democratic candidate. Summers served three terms on the commission from 1978 to 1990 and another three terms since 1998. Poss served on the commission for three terms from 1994 to 2006. They will face opposition from Independent Richard Kinsey . Two will be elected.
All other county commission candidates are unopposed since two are to be elected in each district.
Those candidates are as follows:
First district: Mason Carter and Elmer Ellis, Jr
Second district: Jack Barton, III and Bobby Joines
Third district: Bradley Hendrix and Jerry Scott
Fourth district: Wayne Cantrell and David McDowell
Sixth district: Jeff Barnes and Marshall Ferrell
The terms of office are for four years and begin September 1st.
All other candidates on the county general election ballot are unopposed including the following;
Circuit Court Judge: Amy Hollars
District Attorney General: Randall York
County Mayor: Mike Foster
County Clerk: Mike Clayborn
Trustee: Sean Driver
Register of Deeds: Jeff McMillen
Circuit Court Clerk: Katherine Pack
Sheriff: Patrick Ray
The polls at all sixteen precincts will be open Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE election return coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. You may hear the broadcast LIVE on AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at www.wjle.com. Subscribers of DTC Communications cable TV service may also hear the LIVE WJLE broadcast of the election returns on MyDTC3 Thursday night.