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Front Page November 28, 2017  RSS feed

Leon County incumbents face primary challengers

By Mac Shadix

As of Monday evening Nov. 28th three Leon County office holders: County Judge Byron Ryder, District Clerk Beverly Wilson and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Lori Reid all face a challenger for their positions. Also, Sandy Lumley has filed for commissioner of Precinct 2. Incumbent Precinct 2 Commissioner David Ferguson has not yet filed.

Gary Danford is running for county judge, Former secretary at the County Attorney’s office and currently secretary to the county judge, Cassandra

Noey is seeking the position of district clerk and Mark Taylor has filed for justice of the peace Precinct 1.

The following county office holders have not yet had an opponent file: David Welch, constable precinct 4, Christie Wakefield, county clerk, David Grimes, commissioner precinct 4, Brandi Hill, treasurer, Jack Keeling, justice of the peace Precinct 2 and Robert Kelly, justice of the peace Precinct 4.

Those wishing to file for public office can pick up a packet from County Clerk Christie Wakefield, and call Republican County Chairman Ken Kunz at 979-229-6513 to arrange a time and place to meet. Kunz also has the filing packets available. The deadline for filing is 6:00 P.M. December 11.

There have been no reported filings in the Democratic Party in Leon County. Phone calls to the number listed on the state Democratic Party web site for Clara Jones, Democratic County Chairperson do not go through and the caller is told that the phone has been disconnected.

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