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Qualifying off to fast start

Qualifying for the May 20 general primary has gotten off to a fast start with multiple candidates tossing their hats in the ring. Update as of Tuesday at 10 a.m. inside. New update as of 2 p.m. Wednesday inside… Locally, Charles Glass has qualified for the position of county commission chairman. Judge Thomas H. ‘Tommy” Wilson has qualified for reelection as judge of superior court for the Towaliga Judicial Circuit. Robert Heiney of Redbone has qualified for the District 2 seat on the commission that Glass is leaving to run for chairman. Incumbent Bennie Horton, a Democrat, has qualified to seek reelection to his District 1 seat on the county commission. Incumbent Ronald Smith has qualified for reelection to his District 4 seat on the school board. Incumbent Sue O’Neal has qualified to seek reelection to her District 2 seat on the school board. Incumbent Danny L. Turner has qualified for reelection to his at large seat on the Lamar County school board. Republican Jason K. Lovett of Griffin has qualified for the District 130 seat in the state house now held by David Knight. UPDATE: Knight, also a Republican, has qualified. Republican incumbent Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. has qualified for reelection to the District 131 seat in the state house. Republican incumbent Robert L. Dickey has qualified for reelection to the District 140 seat in the state house. Republicans James W. Clifton and M.H. ‘Marty’ Harbin have qualified for the District 16 state senate seat being vacated by incumbent Ronnie Chance. UPDATE: A third Republican, Fayetteville attorney David J. Studdard has qualified for this race.

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