Two incumbents file to run for city council

Last updated: August 06. 2014 6:23AM - 831 Views
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UNION COUNTY — Eight additional candidates have filed to run for elected offices in Union County since The Union Daily Times’ last update regarding the local elections.


School Board


Seats for Union County Board of School Trustees Districts 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9 will be on the November ballot.The seats are currently held by trustees Kim Bailey (District 3), Buck Peay (District 4), Jane H. Hammett (District 5), Wanda R. All (District 8), and Jane Wilkes (District 9).


The July 23 edition of The Union Daily Times reported that four people — including two incumbents — had filed to run for seats on the school board. On that same date — July 23 — two additional incumbents filed to run, and since then, two additional challengers have filed. Those filing to run include the following:


• Kim Bailey — District 3


• Mike Massey — District 3


• Jeremy Robinson — District 4


• Gene “Doc” Lipsey — District 4


• Trad Robinson — District 4


• Jane H. Hammett — District 5


• Wanda R. All — District 8


• Jane R. Wilkes — District 9


Fire Boards


This November’s general election ballot will also include seats on the boards of the Monarch, Southside, Santuc and Jonesville fire districts. The Monarch Fire District and Santuc Fire District each have two seats on the ballot while the Jonesville Fire District has three seats, and the Southside Fire District has five.


The Union County Voter Registrar’s Office reported that as of Tuesday morning, no one had filed to run for seats on the Santuc Fire District or Monarch Fire District boards.


Those who have filed to run include the following:


• Thomas H. Ivey — Jonesville Fire District Board


• Buford Brown (incumbent) — Southside Fire District Board


• Phil Moore (inumbent) — Southside Fire District Board


• Jimmy Mark Smith — Southside Fire District Board


• Russell Trammell — Southside Fire District Board


• Larry Yarborough — Southside Fire District Board


Brown’s Creek Watershed


Two seats on the board of the Brown’s Creek Watershed will also be on the November ballot. Those seats are currently held by Mike Scales and Evelyn Alman, and both of those incumbents have filed for re-election.


City of Union


The November general election ballot in the City of Union will include the District 1, 2, and 5 seats on the Union City Council. The seats are currently held by council members Tommy Hill (District 1), Robert Garner (District 2), and Orangelow Ruff (District 5).


Municipal Administrator Gloria Rogers said that as of Tuesday morning Hill and Garner had filed to run for reelection. She said that to date they are the only candidates to file to run for city council.


Filing for these seats began at noon July 30, and filing closes at noon Aug. 15.


Candidates looking to run for city council must file at the office of the Municipal Clerk at City Hall in Union. In order to run for a seat on city council, the candidate must pay a $100 filing fee and be a registered voter as well as a resident of the district which they file to represent.


Town of Carlisle


There are also two seats on the Carlisle Town Council up for election on the November ballot. Municipal Administrator Shannon McBride said Tuesday morning that no one — including incumbents John Glenn and Gregory Shorter — had filed to run for the seats.


Persons who want to run for the seats, which are elected at-large, must file to do so at the Carlisle Town Hall. Candidates must pay a $75 filing fee to run for a seat on the town council and be a registered voter in the Town of Carlisle.

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