Trigg voters have unexpected slots to fill in November
by Alan Reed
Aug 01, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Voters who live in Cadiz and Trigg County will have go to the polls this November with an addition on the ballot they didn’t expect. With the retirement of the Trigg County Jailer (now transportation officer) and a vacated seat on the Cadiz City Council, those seats will now appear on the fall ballot.

Qualifying deadline to appear on the ballot will be Tuesday, August 14, the Clerk said.

Trigg County Judge/Executive Stan Humphries announced that County Jailer/Transportation Officer Glenn Cunningham would retire from office effective August 1.

Cunningham underwent back surgery in June. He first won election to the Jailer’s office in 2002, after being named as a replacement for the previous jailer by then Judge/Executive Berlin Moore.

Humphries said that he would designate an interim jailer to fill the position until November’s general election.

County Clerk Wanda Thomas said that as a partisan election and after the spring primary, the Republican and Democratic Party Executive Committees might nominate a candidate to appear on the ballot. Third party and independent candidates must secure a place on the ballot with a petition with 100 signatures, and completion of paperwork at her office. She asked third party and independent candidates to seek additional information at her office. The two major parties and other candidates have until August 14 to nominate a candidate or to announce their candidacy.

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