Courier Staff Report
Races for upcoming elections will be set following the Republican Primary May 6.
Three candidates have turned in qualifying papers to run for respective school board seats. Current School Board member Chris Blackburn has qualified as a candidate for District 2. Blackburn will run unopposed.
Tony Stinnett and Shelley Walkup have qualified as candidates for the District 5 school board seat which is currently occupied by Roy Parker, who will not seek re-election. Parker was filling out the remainder of Mike Mayfield’s term.
Early voting for the May 6 Republican Primary, May 6, begins April 16 and runs through May 1. Early voting takes place at the Cannon County election office from 9 a.m. until noon. Early voting on April 22 and 29 will be held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Most of the activity on the ballot for the Republican Primary involves judicial races.
In fact, there are only two primaries with multiple candidates. Jennings H. Jones is opposing Charles G. Ward for District Attorney General in the 16thDistrict. Andy Brunelle and Gerald Melton are Republican candidates for Public Defender 16th Judicial District.
All other candidates are unopposed.
The August General Election is Aug. 7.