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Nine Qualify For County Races Before Deadline

March 2, 2011

Nine people filled out their qualifying paperwork Tuesday on the final day of qualifying for Clay County offices, including a current West Point Selectman and a former mayoral candidate. Tuesday's rush brought the total number of people qualifying in Clay County to 42.
Three more candidates, Suzette White, Melissa Bobo Calvert and Harold Lathon, qualified Tuesday to run for chancery clerk. Others who qualified Tuesday are Clay County residents Chad McComic and current Ward 3 Selectman Charles Collins, both of whom qualified to run for supervisor, district 4.
Residents Nudennie Moore also qualified to run for justice court judge, district 1, and Richard Deanes, Jr. qualified to run for supervisor, district 3. Jesse J. Ivy qualified to run for supervisor, district 5, and Sherell Griffin Drake qualified to run for superintendent of Clay County Schools against incumbent Mae Brewer.
Five current elected officials received no opposition by the qualifying deadline, including circuit clerk Bob Harrell, county attorney Angela Turner Lairy, county coroner Alvin Carter, Jr., district 1 supervisor Lynn Horton and district one constable Sherman Ivy.
The next step in the election process is for republicans, democrats and election commissioners to meet and certify all candidates for the 2011 primary and general elections and determine whose name goes on the ballot. Election commissioners will then send the list of candidates to Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman by Thursday, March 3.
Independent candidates will be certified by Clay County election commissioners and after certification, will automatically be placed on the November ballot. Those running democrat will be certified by the democratic party, and those running republic will be certified by the republican party.
The primary election will be held Aug. 1, and the general election will be held Nov. 8.

2011 Clay County Races

Sheriff
Eddie Scott
Edward N. Houston, Jr.
Jesse Ivy

Chancery Clerk
Amy Gray Berry
Sudette White
Melissa Bobo Calvert
Harold Lathon

Circuit Clerk
Robert D. “Bob” Harrell, Jr. (i)

Tax Collector/Assessor
Becky Coe
Linda F. Hannah
Paige Dendy Lamkin
Deborah Myers

Coroner
Alvin Carter, Jr.

County Attorney
Angela Turner Lairy (i)

Supervisor District 1
Lynn D. Horton (i)

Supervisor District 2
Phillip Collins
Luke Lummus (i)

Supervisor District 3
R.B. Davis (i)
William Les Pollard
Larry Smith
Paxton Austin
Richard Deanes, Jr.

Supervisor District 4
Shelton L. Deanes (i)
Willie E. Pierce
Chad McComic
Charles Collins

Supervisor District 5
Floyd T. McKee (i)
Angelo Williams
David Winfield
James “Rock” Crawford
Jesse J. Ivy

Justice Court Judge, District 1
Thomas E. Hampton
Nudennie Moore

Justice Court Judge, District 2
Rebecca Gibson
Eddie Longstreet
Joe M. Taggart (i)

Constable District 1
Sherman Ivy

Constable District 2
Lewis Stafford
Randy Zane Howell
Johnnie Collins

Superintendent of Clay County Schools
Mae W. Brewer (i)
Sherell Griffin Drake

i-Incumbent

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