By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
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.
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.
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.