Qualifying for the 2019 county and state election began yesterday, with several already qualifying to run for elected positions in Montgomery County.
According to Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Lanelle Martin, qualifying began January 2 at 8 a.m. and goes through March 1 at 5 p.m.
“Party candidates for county offices qualify with the circuit clerk by the payment of a $100 qualifying fee, payable to the respective party,” Martin stated. “Independent candidates qualify with the circuit clerk by the payment of a $100 qualifying fee and the filing of a petition containing the signatures of a required number of qualified voters, depending on the office you are seeking.”
Martin said qualifying packets for both party candidates and independent candidates are available at her office in the Montgomery County Courthouse.
As of press time Wednesday, those qualifying for the election so far on the Democratic ticket are Democrat Edwin Taylor- Supervisor District 2; Ron Wood- Supervisor District 4; Jerry Dell Bridges- Constable District 2; Jeff Tompkins- Sheriff; Alan Pratt- Coroner; Jerry C. “Bubba” Nix, Jr. – Sheriff; Ryan Wood- Chancery Clerk; and Jamey Mims- Sheriff. Larry Bamberg qualified to run for re-election as an independent for Justice Court Judge, District 2.
For more information about qualifying for the upcoming county and state election, contact the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s office at 662-283-4161.