Peacock only court incumbent

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 11, 2000

who faces opposition


Staff Writer

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Only one of the court officials running for re-election has opposition, thus far.

Current Circuit Clerk Brenda Peacock has switched parties and has opposition in her bid to stay in the office she’s held for two terms. Her opponent in the General Election will be Democrat Wally Lowery.

Circuit Judge Thomas E. Head III, a Democrat, will run unopposed for the Place 1 bench.

District Judge William G. Hightower is also unopposed for his place on the bench.

Qualifying for Republican and Democratic candidates ended at 5 p.m. Friday. Circuit clerk and judgeships candidates qualified with the Secretary of State’s Office.

As for those running for local offices, only a handful of candidates have no competition at all and others only have to worry about the General Election in November.

Two incumbent county commissioners have no opponents.

Willie Thomas, a Democrat, representing District 1 and Republican Larry Meeks of District 2 are running unopposed.

District 3 Commissioner Larry Penn is running for re-election, along with fellow Republican Jimmy Barron and Democrats Sherrill Calhoun and Joe B. Allen.

In District 4, three Democrats and one Republican have qualified. Incumbent Ray Goodson, Terry Sneed and Donnie Daniels will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Jim Medley.

Three Democrats are seeking the District 5 seat. They are: incumbent Charlie Harris, Jake Wingard and Jeffery D. Baker Jr.

Incumbent Karen Berry, a Democrat, has opposition from Democrat Ralph G. Rainey and Republicans Roy Pugh and John Schmidt for the District 6 slot.

Willo D. Baker, a Democrat, is seeking re-election for the District 5 seat on the Pike County Board of Education with opposition from Herbert Reynolds and Paul Hall, also Democrats.

Adam Register, a Democrat, is the only individual seeking the District 6 seat on the board of education.

Those who have qualified to run for the office of constable are: Garry Sanders, a Republican, for Precinct 1; Joe Lewis Green, a Democrat, for Precinct 2; John Sanders Jr., a Democrat, for Precinct 5; Scott Flowers and Marvin "Pete" Jordan, both Republicans, for Precinct 6; James Price, a Republican for Precinct 12; Bruel A. Davis, a Republican, for District 15-1 and Stephen Green, a Democrat, for Precinct 18.

The Primary Election will be June 6 and run-offs will be held June 27.

July 3 is the last day for independent and third party candidates to file petitions for ballot access for the Nov. 7 General Election.