By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
ended for the upcoming May 20th election and a total of 11 candidates qualified
for the four open spots – two on the Board of Education and two Dade County
For the Dade
County Board of Education District 1 two Democrats qualified. Ronald W. Baldwin
and Jane Dixon will face off against Cindy Shaw, the Republican incumbent.
Board of Education District 2 will have a new representative after the May
election, as incumbent Jeff Forester will not seek re-election. Forester has
been the District 2 BOE representative for the past three years.
qualifying for District 2 were Jennifer Hartline, Summer Lawson Kelly and Larry
G. Williams. All three qualified as Republicans.
In the Dade
County Commission races District 1 has three candidates – all Republicans.
Incumbent Mitchell Smith will face Lamar Lowery and Terry Phillips.
District 2 Commission seat Incumbent Scottie Pittman will face off against
Nathan M. Baker. Both are running on the Republican ticket.
Three of the
four races will be over after the primary as only the District 1 School Board
seat has a Republican and Democratic candidate.