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Qualifying: Lamar will have a new tax commissioner and school board member

UPDATE: Candidate qualifying is complete: Lamar County will have a new tax commissioner as incumbent Andrea Anthony did not qualify. Amanda Gamez was the lone qualifier for that post. Additionally, Dist. 3 school board member Joshua Swatts did not qualify. Glen Allen was the only qualifier for that race.

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Qualifying got underway Monday in the May 12 Georgia General Primary which will feature a ballot chock full of races both here and statewide and only one contested local race had materialized as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The qualifying period ends at noon Friday, March. 8.

The lone contested race is that for the District 4 seat on the Lamar County commission. Republican incumbent Nancy Thrash has qualified. She will battle fellow Republican Truman Boyle.

Others who have qualified include: incumbents sheriff Brad White, clerk of court Caleb Tyson, probate judge Kathy Martin, chief magistrate Paul Kunst, Dist. 3 county commissioner Ashley Gilles, Dist. 1 school board member James Butler, coroner Clay Tillery and LCSWCD supervisor Russ Walters.

Also qualifying were Glen Allen who will seek the Dist. 3 school board seat and Amanda G. Gamez who is seeking the office of tax commissioner.


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