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UNION COUNTY — Four persons including two incumbents have filed to run for seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees.


Filing for nonpartisan races on the November general election ballot opened Tuesday, July 15. The filing period will close at noon on Friday, Aug. 15.


The November general election ballot includes seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees, Union City Council, Carlisle Town Council, Brown’s Creek Watershed, and the boards of the Santuc, Monarch, Jonesville, and Southside fire districts.


School Board


The District 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9 seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees 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 Union Voter Registrar’s Office reported Tuesday morning that since the opening of the filing period a total of four people have filed to run for seats on the school board. Those filing to run include:


• Jeremy Robinson — District 4


• Gene “Doc” Lipsey — District 4


• Jane H. Hammett — District 5


• Wanda R. All — District 8


Fire Boards


Also on the November general election ballot will be 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 Monarch seats are currently occupied by Bill Crayne and Tommy Hart while the Southside seats are currently occupied by Phil Moore, Dudley Adams, Tommy Bishop, Buford Brown, and Roger Bailey.


The voter registrar’s office reported that as of Tuesday morning, two persons had filed to run for fire board seats. Those filing to run include:


• Jimmy Mark Smith — Soutside Fire District Board


• Thomas H. Ivey — Jonesville Fire District Board


Brown’s Creek Watershed


Two seats on the board of the Brown’s Creek Watershed will be on the November ballot. Those seats are currently held by Mike Scales and Evelyn Alman.


No one had filed to run for those seats as of Tuesday morning.


Persons wanting to run for any of these nonpartisan races must file to do so at the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 1246B South Duncan Bypass, Union.


While there is no filing fee to run for these seats, persons filing to run for them must be a registered voter and resident of that particular district.


Carlisle


Two seats on the Carlisle Town Council will be on the ballot in the Town of Carlisle in November.


Municipal Administrator Shannon McBride said Tuesday morning that no one including the incumbents who currently holds the seats — councilmen 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 and resident of the Town of Carlisle.


Union


The November general election ballot in the City of Union will include the District 1, 2, and 5 seats on Union City Council.


The seats are currently held by council members Tommy Hill (District 1), Robert Garner (District 2), and Orangelow M. Ruff (District 5).


While the seats will be on the November ballot, no date has been set for the start of the filing period. When a date is set, candidates looking to run for city council will have to file at the office of the Municipal Clerk in the City of Union Municipal Building.


In order to run for city council a person must pay a $100 filing fee and be a registered voter and resident of the district represented by the seat they are seeking.


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