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By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher


Early voting started Tuesday for the upcoming May 20th General Primary/Special Election and will continue through May 16th. You may also cast your early vote on Saturday, May 10th, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Dade County Administrative Building, 71 Case, Ave., Trenton.

Several local offices are up for election including two Commission races and two Board of Education races as well as the State Representative race for Dade County and part of Walker County.

In the Commission race for District 1 incumbent Mitchell Smith is facing opposition from Lamar Lowery and Terry Phillips while in District 2 incumbent Scottie Pittman is facing opposition from Nathan Baker. All these candidates are running on the Republican ballot.

The BOE races find Cindy Shaw, the only Republican in the race for District 1 She is opposed by Democrat candidates Ronald Baldwin and Jane Dixon.

In the School Board race for District 2 Jeff Forester is not seeking reelection and three political newcomers will be vying for that seat. They are Jennifer Hartline, Summer Kelley and Larry Williams.

The other local race will be for the State Representative seat currently held by John Deffenbaugh. He will face off against former County Commissioner Robert Goff and John Painter of Walker County.

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