Qualifying is underway today for the 2014 elections in Stephens County.
As of 11 a.m., a number of candidates had already qualified.
Michelle Grafton has qualified to run for Post One on the Stephens County Commission. That is the post that previously belonged to the late Harold Andrews.
Meanwhile, Stanley London has qualified to run for re-election to Post Four on the county commission.
Also, Dean Scarborough has qualified to run for re-election to Post Five on the Stephens County Commission.
Moving to the Stephens County Board of Education, Jim Bellamy has qualified to run for District One, Post Two. That is the post currently held by Steve Tilley.
Also, Rodney Moore, Jr. has qualified to run for District Two, Post One. That is currently held by Sandra Childs.
Jeff Webb has qualified to run for re-election to District Two, Post Two on the Board of Education.
Finally, nobody has qualified yet for District Three, Post One on the Stephens County Board of Education. That is the post currently held by David Fricks.
Qualifying continues through Friday at 12 p.m. at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office for both the Democratic and Republican parties.
The Registrar’s Office is located in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.
The qualifying fee is $396 for Stephens County Commissioner and $36 for Board of Education member.
For more information on local qualifying, contact the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.
Elsewhere, qualifying for state level races is taking place in Atlanta.
In those races, Russell Smith qualified for re-election to his non-partisan seat as a Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.
Also so far, John Wilkinson has qualified for re-election to the 50th District State Senate and Doug Collins has qualified for re-election to his seat as 9th District U.S. Representative.
Both of them have qualified as Republicans.