Candidates qualify for local office
Published 5:19 pm Monday, November 9, 2015
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
According to the Lowndes County Democratic Party, candidates have qualified for local elections including Board of Education District 3 and District 2, and County Commission Districts 2,3 and 5.
As of the final day of qualification, Friday, Nov. 6:
For Lowndes County Board of Education District 3,
Donald J. Carter qualified for the position currently held by Annie C. Hunter. Hunter did not qualify for re-election.
For Lowndes County Board of Education District 4, Minnie Peterson qualified to run against incumbent Steve Foster.
For Lowndes County Commission District 2, former Commission Chairman Charlie King Jr. qualified to run against incumbent Carnell McAlpine.
For Lowndes County Commission District 3,
Joshua “Mole” Simmons qualified to run against incumbent Brenson Crenshaw Sr.
And for Lowndes County Commission District 5, Karl K. Bell qualified to run against incumbent Dickson Farrior.
For state office, District 2, District Attorney, incumbent Charlotte M. Tesmer qualified for the Democratic Primary and William “Bill” Morgan Rayborn Jr. qualified for the Republican Primary.
For state board of eduction District 5, Ela B. Bell incumbent will face Joanne Shum for the Democratic Primary.
Eli Seaborn, Democratic Party executive committee chairman for Lowndes County, said he, “is urging all Lowndes County voters to exercise their right to
vote by participating in the Democratic Primary in record numbers.”