Local election lineup set

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

The qualifying period for November elections has come to a close, leaving a few challengers standing in the way of incumbent bids.

In the upcoming elections, residents of Pike County will vote locally for the positions of Pike County Sheriff, Pike County Coroner, Alabama State House Representative District 89, Alabama State Senate District 31, Pike County Revenue Commissioner and Pike County School Board Members 1 and 2.

Jerry Williams, head of the Pike County Democratic Party and unopposed candidate for coroner, said he was looking forward to the elections.

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“We’ve got a great slate of incumbent candidates who have served our county well, many of them for many years,” he said. “We just think it’s going to be a good election.”

Republican Christopher Jason Youngblood seeks to be the next sheriff. He will face incumbent Russell Thomas.

Republican Jerome “Bo” Weed has thrown his name into the race for revenue commissioner. He will face incumbent Curtis Blair, who has held the position for about 30 years.

Weed said one of the reasons he has decided to run is because he believes in term limits.

“And I believe in a conservative, fiscally responsible government,” he said. “Those elected work as servants of those who elected them.”

Candidates for the Board of Education will run unopposed. Earnest Green will seek another term as a representative for district one. W. Greg Price, Sr. will run for the district two position.

Amy Dent and Shirley Reddoch have each applied for place one of the State Republican Committee.

Statewide and federal races include: Alabama Governor, Alabama Lieutenant Governor, United States Senator and United States Representative.