UPDATED: Qualifying Continues in Stephens Co.
Qualifying continues for the 2014 elections in Stephens County.
No additional Stephens County candidates had qualified as of 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Nine local candidates qualified Monday at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office.
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. Jonesy Haygood has also qualified to run against London for 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, Steve Tilley has qualified to run for election to the District One, Post Two seat. Jim Bellamy has also qualified to run for that seat.
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, David Fricks has qualified to run for re-election to the District Three, Post One on the Stephens County Board of Education.
At last report, all had qualified as Republicans.
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.
Finally, Dan Gasaway has qualified for re-election for his 28th District State House seat.
Both of them have qualified as Republicans.