Qualifying week ended Friday with a few decisions already made in local races.
Kelly King is officially unopposed as the School Board member for district 2 after Julian J. Shiver, Jr. withdrew. Kevin O’Bryan had also previously announced, but withdrew.
Danny Hassig has also been re-elected to another term as district 5 School Board member. He ran unopposed.
Blountstown Mayor Tony Shoemake will soon begin his second term after running with no opposition.
The same is true for Blountstown City Council member Beverly Veress who had no one qualify to run against her.
The only Blountstown City Council race will be between incumbent James Griffin and newcomer Richard E. Armstrong.
Over in Altha, there were only four seats on the Town Council to fill and four who qualified. Lee Alday, Shane Eagleston, Martha Glory and Michael Pappas will fill those four seats.
Altha Mayor Wes Johnston is being challenged by Joseph “Joe” Amason.
In the County Commission District 2 race, Clifford Edenfield, Earl Hunt and James “Darrell” McDougald (incumbent) are all running with no party affiliation. They will face Willie D. Wise who is running on the Democratic ticket.
The County Commission District 4 race has only four on the ballot after Alvin Battle failed to qualify. Carrie Baker is running with no party affiliation.
She will face the winner between incumbent Willie Truman Grant, Clifford Jackson and Dennis Jones who are all running on the Democratic ticket.
The School Board district 3 ballot has Robert Pickron facing incumbent Timothy G. Smith.
According to Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Margie Laramore, the August 26 primary election ballot will include the Altha mayor’s race, School Board district 3 and the Blountstown City Council, as well as the democratic primary for the County Commission race in district 4. The general election is set for November 4.
Over in Liberty County, the ballot remained the same after qualifying ended.
In the Superintendent of Schools race, Kathy Nobles (NPA), Greg “Coach” Solomon (NPA), David Summers (D) and Rob Wheetley (NPA) all qualified.
Paula Parrish (NPA) will face Dexter Barber (incumbent/D) in the County Commission District 2 race.
James “Bo” Sanders (D) and Davis Stoutamire (D) will be on the primary election ballot for the County Commission district 4 seat. The winner will face Jason Singletary (NPA) in the general election.
Noel “Ed” Mercer, Darrel “Doobie” Hayes (Incumbent) and Lucas Uzzell will be on the School Board district 3 ballot.
B. Kyle Peddie (Incumbent) and Adam “Buck” Alford will face each other in the School Board district 4 race.
Roger Reddick (Incumbent) will go up against Pat Summerlin in the School Board district 5 race.