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UNION COUNTY — Some of the nonpartisan races on the November general election ballot are still without candidates even though filing for those offices closes at noon Friday.


The November ballot includes five seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees; a total of 12 seats on the boards of four fire districts; two seats on the Browns Creek Watershed; three seats on Union City Council; and two seats on the Carlisle Town Council.


Persons wanting to run for seats on the school board, any of the fire boards, and the watershed board must file at the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office. Filing for those offices and for the council seats in Union and Carlisle closes at noon Friday.


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).


As of Wednesday morning, a total of eight candidates — four of them incumbents — had filed to run for seats on the school board. Those filing to run include the following:


• Kim Bailey — District 3


• Mike Massey — District 3


• Jeremy Donnell 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.


As of Wednesday morning, the following candidates had filed to run for seats on the following fire boards:


• Thomas H. Ivey — Jonesville Fire District Board


• Cam Robinson (incumbent) — Jonesville Fire District Board


• Harold Dean Robinson Jr. (incumbent) — Jonesville Fire District Board


• Claude “Tommy” Hart Jr. (incumbent) — Monarch Fire District Board


• Phillip Crane (incumbent) — Monarch 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


The Union County Voter Registrar’s Office reported Wednesday that no one has filed to run for seats on the Santuc 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 Wednesday morning, Hill and Garner had filed to run for reelection in their districts while Pamela Garner Sloss had filed to run in District 5.


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


In the Town of Carlisle there are two seats on the Carlisle Town Council on the November ballot, but Municipal Administrator Shannon McBride said that as of Wednesday morning 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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