The deadline to declare candidacy for a city election passed on August 8. Thomas said that participation this year was heavier than in years past. “We have more candidates than we have had in any other year,” she said.
Thomas also said that lots were drawn to determine ballot position in nonpartisan city elections. The city council members represent the city at-large, rather than individual wards or precincts.
The order of city council candidates, as drawn in the ballot lottery are Susan Bryant, Frankie Phillips, Billie Walker, Ernie Baker, Manuel Brown, George Zering, Donna McNichols, Regina Wilkerson Jasper, Delbert Stagner, Bob Noel, Teresa Smith and Jim Ricks.
Incumbent Mayor Lyn Bailey is running unopposed.
Trigg County Board of Education candidates Sharon Simmons (Dist-1) and Joan D. Terrell (Dist-3) will be running unopposed as well.
The Trigg County Judge Executive’s race will be decided between Marc A. Terrell ( R ) and Stanley H. Humphries (D).
Other county offices without opposition include Thomas’s position as County Clerk, H.B. Quinn- County Attorney, Randy Clark-Sheriff, John Mark Vinson-Coroner, Michael Bryan-Property Value Assessor, Pam Perry- Circuit Clerk, and Glen Cunningham-Jailer. All candidates are affiliated with the Democratic Party.
Both major parties are vying for each seat in the Fiscal Court. Doug Taylor (D) will face Thomas Dunn, jr. (R ) for District 1. District 2 pits Tony Mitchell (D) against Barry Littlejohn (R ). District 3’s contest features Bruce Sanders (D) against Jon Goodwin (R ). Lacy Bush (D) faces Ernest Lawrence (R ) to be Magistrate of District 4. Kelly P’Pool (D) competes against Kevin Terrell (R ) for District 5. District 6 will be decided between Larry Lawrence (D) and Richard Crutchfield (R ). District 7’s race features Donnie Tyler (D) and Daniel Jergens (R ).