The drawing was conducted by County Clerk Wanda Thomas, who had a neat stack of envelopes with each position waiting for the 2 p.m. opening.
First on the list was for the position of County Judge Executive. Current Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander was the first to draw for the afternoon and his name will be placed second on the ballot behind that of Marc Terrel.
The first republican candidates drawing for positions in the republican primary were Stacey Futrell and Thomas Dunn Jr. They will be seeking the opportunity to run in the fall general election for the District One Magistrate seat. Futrell will have his name in the first position.
For the democratic opposition, incumbent Kevin Stroud will appear first on the ballot with is opponent Doug Taylor appearing second.
Other offices, and their candidates who will appear on the primary ballots in May, include:
Coroner: Clarissa King and John Mark Vinson, democrats;
Jailer: Glen Cunningham and Eddie Harper; democrats;
Magistrate, District 2: Barry Littlejohn and W. Ray Wyatt, republicans;
Magistrate, District 3: Bruce Sanders, Edward H. “Buddy” Gish and Jim Ricks, democrats; Lucas Chestnut and Jon Goodwin, republicans;
Magistrate, District 4: Larry Dale Rogers, Randle Cruse and Lacy Bush, democrats;
Magistrate, District 5; Kevin Terrell and James Paul Freels II, democrats
Magistrate, District 7; Samuel Lyon and Donnie Tyler, democrats and Earl Edward Carr and Daniel Jergens, republicans.
Races which did not have more than one candidate from their respective party will automatically move to the November general ballot. The only names drawn last week involved primary offices where more than one party candidate for the seat has been listed.