It’s less than a week before qualifying ends for the 2019 countywide election in Carroll County ends. The deadline to qualify to run is at 5 p.m. March 1.
As it comes down to the wire, the field in county races are widening. One of the biggest races in Carroll County is the race for the chancery clerk seat. Longtime Chancery Clerk Sugar Mullins announced his retirement at the end of 2018.
So far five have qualified to run. Christy Noah, as a Democrat; Casey Carpenter, as a Democrat; Monica P. Jones, as a Democrat; Danette Corder Roland, as an independent; and Jenifer Beryl Jones Houston, as an independent, have all thrown their names into the race to vie for the position of chancery clerk.
The second biggest race is the tax assessor/collector and the constable-Southern District races. Three have qualified in each race. In the tax assessor race, incumbent Wilton Neal is vying for another run, while Donna Gregg Harper, running as an independent, and Melinda Sanders Alderman, running as a Democrat, are both seeking a first run at the seat.
And in the constable-Southern District race, incumbent Rob Banks, running as a Democrat, is vying for another run while Travis Gatewood, Andy Langham, and Roshaun Daniels, are all seeking election in August’s Democratic Primary.
In the Constable-Northern District race Dustin Haddon is running to unseat incumbent Joe Holman who’s running for another term.
In other races, Incumbent Clint Walker is running for another term while Democrat David Mims attempts to unseat him. Circuit Clerk Incumbent Durward Stanton, Prosecuting Attorney Incumbent Lori Bell, Coroner Incumbent Mark A. Stiles, Supervisor Beat 3 Incumbent Dill Tucker, Beat 4 Incumbent Claude Fluker and Beat 5 Incumbent Rickie Corley all have no opponents at this time.
Beat 1 Incumbent Jim Neill is running for another term while Scott Montgomery attempts to unseat him, and Beat 2 Incumbent Terry Brown qualified for another run while Josh Hurst runs for a shot at the seat.
Northern District Justice Court Judge Jimmy Avant and Southern District Justice Court Judge Dorothy Branch are both running for re-election, while Therrell Turner and Tinesha Erve-Ernest try to unseat them, respectively.