The DeKalb County Election Commission has released an updated list of persons who have obtained and filed qualifying petitions for either the May 1 DeKalb County Democratic Primary or the August 2 DeKalb County General Election.
ISSUED FOR AUGUST ELECTIONS: (*) MEANS RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JIMMY POSS—MAYOR OF SMITHVILLE (INCUMBENT)-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JOSH MILLER—MAYOR OF SMITHVILLE –PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
BRANDON COX-SMITHVILLE ALDERMAN
JASON MURPHY—SMITHVILLE ALDERMAN (INCUMBENT)
GAYLA HENDRIX—SMITHVILLE ALDERMAN (INCUMBENT)
*DWIGHT MATHIS-LIBERTY MAYOR (INCUMBENT)-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*DARRELL JOHNSON—LIBERTY MAYOR-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
EDDIE DWAYNE BLAIR--LIBERTY ALDERMAN (INCUMBENT)
JASON RAY--LIBERTY ALDERMAN (INCUMBENT)
*DEREK JOHNSON—LIBERTY ALDERMAN- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
WILLIAM H. REYNOLDS—LIBERTY ALDERMAN (INCUMBENT)
J.D. BRATTEN-LIBERTY ALDERMAN (INCUMBENT)
DANNY PARKERSON—SCHOOL BOARD 1ST DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
JERRY WAYNE JOHNSON—SCHOOL BOARD 2ND DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
ALAN HAYES—SCHOOL BOARD 2ND DISTRICT
C.D. (CARL) WEBB—SCHOOL BOARD 2ND DISTRICT
ORVIL HENDRIX—SCHOOL BOARD 2ND DISTRICT
JIM BESHEARSE—SCHOOL BOARD 3RD DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
KATE MILLER—SCHOOL BOARD 4TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
SHAUN TUBBS—SCHOOL BOARD 7TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
PETITIONS FOR MAY 1 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
*JAMES (JIMMY) POSS—COUNTY COURT CLERK (INCUMBENT)- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*BRADLEY HENDRIX—COUNTY MAYOR- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*MIKE FOSTER—COUNTY MAYOR-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*TIM STRIBLING—COUNTY MAYOR (INCUMBENT)- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*RANDY PARIS-COUNTY MAYOR- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED FOR AUGUST 2 GENERAL ELECTION AS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
MICHAEL AGEE---SHERIFF-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JIMMY SPRAGUE—ROAD SUPERVISOR- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED (CERTIFED WITH TENNESSEE HIGHWAY OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION BOARD)
*NICOLE WRIGHT—CIRCUIT COURT CLERK- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*MARK MILAM—CIRCUIT COURT CLERK-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JEFF MCMILLEN—REGISTER OF DEEDS (INCUMBENT)-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JULIE YOUNG—COUNTY COMMISSION 1ST DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*NORA HARVEY—COUNTY COMMISSION 2ND DISTRICT- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JOE JOHNSON—COUNTY COMMISSION 2ND DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
MYRON RHODY—COUNTY COMMISSION 2ND DISTRICT
*JACK BARTON—COUNTY COMMISSION 3RD DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*BOBBY JOHNSON—COUNTY COMMISSION 3RD DISTRICT- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
JONATHAN NORRIS--COUNTY COMMISSION 4TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
*WAYNE CANTRELL—COUNTY COMMISSION 4TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*SCOTT LITTLE—COUNTY COMMISSION 4TH DISTRICT-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*BOBBY TAYLOR—COUNTY COMMISSION 4TH DISTRICT. PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JANICE FISH-STEWART-COUNTY COMMISSION 4TH DISTRICT
ANITA PUCKETT—COUNTY COMMISSION 5TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
*LLOYD EMMONS-COUNTY COMMISSION 5TH DISTRICT. PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
WILLIAM RUTHERFORD-COUNTY COMMISSION 5TH DISTRICT- PICKED UP PETITION TO RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE AUGUST 2ND
*BETTY ATNIP—COUNTY COMMISSION 6TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*JEFF BARNES—COUNTY COMMISSION 6TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*KEVIN ROBINSON—COUNTY COMMISSION 7TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*LARRY SUMMERS—COUNTY COMMISSION 7TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)-PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
*BETH PAFFORD—COUNTY COMMISSION 7TH DISTRICT- PETITION RETURNED AND VERIFIED
POTENTIAL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR AUGUST 2, 2018
PATRICK RAY—SHERIFF (INCUMBENT)
SUSAN MARTIN—CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
SEAN DRIVER—TRUSTEE (INCUMBENT)
DANNY HALE—ROAD SUPERVISOR (CERTIFED WITH TENNESSEE HIGHWAY OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION BOARD)
REED EDGE—ROAD SUPERVISOR
TOM CHANDLER—COUNTY COMMISSION 1ST DISTRICT
SABRINA FARLER—COUNTY COMMISSION 2ND DISTRICT
GREG MATTHEWS—COUNTY COMMISION 4TH DISTRICT
JERRY ADCOCK—COUNTY COMMISSION 5TH DISTRICT (INCUMBENT)
MATT ADCOCK—COUNTY COMMISSION 6TH DISTRICT
BRUCE MALONE—COUNTY COMMISSION 7TH DISTRICT
The last day candidates for county wide offices and the county commission may qualify to run is NOON February 15, 2018. That applies to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
DeKalb County Democrats will be nominating candidates in a primary set for May 1. Republicans will nominate candidates by caucus on Sunday, February 11. Nominees of both parties and any independents will run in the August General Election. Winners will take office September 1 and serve for four years.
Thursday, February 1 is the deadline for sheriff candidates to file an affidavit of qualification with the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) and for county road superintendent candidates to file an affidavit of qualification with the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board.
The following county offices are up for election in 2018: Road Supervisor, County Mayor, Circuit Court Clerk, Sheriff, Register of Deeds, County Clerk, and Trustee and for the county commission in each of the seven districts (two per district for a total of 14).
The qualifying deadline for five school board seats, municipal elections in Smithville, Dowelltown, Liberty, and Alexandria, and for the August state primaries is noon April 5.
Up for election in August will be school board seats in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7.
City seats up for grabs in August are: In Smithville the Mayor and two aldermen positions; in Dowelltown three aldermen seats; in Liberty the Mayor and five aldermen spots and in Alexandria the Mayor and four aldermen positions including one alderman to fill a two year unexpired term.
State primary races in August will include State Senator in District 17, State House in District 40 and 46, Sixth District Congressman, Governor, and US. Senator.