Bailey has opponent in mayor race
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Aug 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey has filed to run for re-election, and this year he has competition in the form of James Britt.

The incumbent and his opponent join six city council members and two newcomers, as well as candidates for school board and the soil conservation district, as Cadiz citizens who filed to be on November’s election ballot before last Tuesday afternoon’s deadline.

Bailey said he’s working on his third four-year term as mayor and added that while he had opposition when he ran the first time, he was unopposed the last two times he ran.

A total of eight candidates, including the six current Cadiz City Council members, will run in the November general election for positions on the council.

Manuel Brown, Susan Bryant, Todd King, Bob Noel, Reginia Wilkerson Jasper and Frankie Phillips have all filed to run for re-election, according to documents from the office of Trigg County Clerk Wanda Thomas.

Meanwhile, Cindy Sholar, the former manager of Cadiz Renaissance on Main, and James Lancaster, retired city clerk, have also filed to run for positions on the city council. Of these eight candidates, the six that get the most votes will have two-year seats on the council, Thomas said.

Sharon Simmons, the incumbent school board member for Disrtrict One is unopposed and will win another four-year term on the Trigg County Board of Education. Joan Terrell, the current school board member for District Three, did not file to seek another term on the board.

LaVern Baker has run for Terrell’s seat and will be unopposed in the general election. As the school board terms are staggered, only the District One and Three seats are up for election this year, said Thomas.

District One comprises the Canton No. 1 and Canton No. 2 voting districts, while District Three comprises North Cadiz No. 1 and North Cadiz No. 2.

Lewis McCormick, Daniel Hale, Bob Lawrence and Perry Fourqurean are running for seats on the Trigg County Soil Conservation District. As there are only three seats on the board, only the three that get the most votes will be elected, said Thomas.

The county clerk also said that this is the first time that she knows of that seats on the conservation board have been contested, as they don’t appear on the ballot if only three people run.
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