There Is Still Time To Seek Election In JuneRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 30 2018 2:26 PM
ALABAMA: The Executive Director for the Alabama Association of County Commissioners, Sonny Brasfield, does a report called "GOAT HILL" after each week of the Alabama Legislature.
On Thursday the Legislators closed out the 2018 Legislative Session. Brasfield gives a summary of activities of the Legislature. But he also gives recommendations on what to ask candidates seeking office.
While most think the chance to seek office is over, it is not. There are a lot of rumors swirling around of potential Independent candidates seeking election. A independent candidate is like Alabama Senator Harri Anne Smith was.
Some of those rumors are legislative races and some are local races.
With the actions of people in office, most especially with sitting Republican's and their stupid activity, the climate is very ripe for persons seeking election. The registered voters are tired of people in office doing stupid things - which are Republicans and Democrats.
The Republicans spent over $ 8 million dollars attempting to beat Senator Harri Anne Smith. They were never able to and she beat their buttocks as an Independent Candidate. It took Senator Smith retiring to beat her. Because the "chosen one " Republican Donnie Chesteen would not have been able to unseat Senator Smith.
We are working to confirm some of the rumors, but we wanted to explain the process to seek election as an Independent.
On the Alabama Secretary of State web site there are forms to down load which are petitions. You get signatures of registered voters. Those must be turned in prior to June 5th. At that time you will be certified to run as an Independent Candidate. You do not have to run, but you are certified eligible to run in the November General Election if you decide.
For some of the local races, only about 705 registered voter signatures are required:
CURRENT LOCAL RACES:
Judge of Probate - Patrick Davenport
Sheriff - Donald Valenza
Coroner - Robert Byrd
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE FOR HOUSTON & HENRY COUNTY
Place 1 - Incumbent Mike Conaway not running for election.
Place 2 - Kevin Moulton
Circuit Clerk of Court - Carla Woodall
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
Chairman - Mark Culver
District 1 - Curtis Harvey
District 2 - Doug Sinquefield
District 3 - Jackie Battles
District 4 - Brandon Shoupe
HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
District 3 - Gary Cox
District 5 - Jimmy Kilgore
District 7 - Ken Lane
ALABAMA STATE REPRESENATIVE
ALABAMA STATE SENATOR
Deadline June 5. On that date is the Republican and Democratic Primary.
Thanks to Sonny Brasfield for reminding is of what questions to ask.