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From Staff Reports
The deadline to qualify as a candidate in the 2019 General Election cycle came and went last Friday, putting aside all previous questions about who would or would not run and setting the ballots for the August party primaries.
In Greene County, 38 candidates qualified to seek 15 elected positions, including seats on the Greene County Board of Supervisors and county-wide offices such as sheriff and chancery clerk.
Six incumbent officials cleared the qualifying deadline without drawing opponents, while 3-of-4 supervisors have at least three opponents wanting to unseat them.
Among the county-wide positions, the offices of sheriff and chancery clerk were the only ones to have challengers on the ballot moving forward. Greene County Sheriff Stanley McLeod, who is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket, did not draw a primary challenge, but will face off against Republican Larry Byrd of Neely. Incumbent Chancery Clerk Michelle D. ‘Shelley’ Eubanks is in a similar position in the sense she did not draw a primary challenger, but will have an opponent when voters go to the polls in November. Former Dist. Four Election Commissioner Sarah James, who resigned from that post earlier this year, has qualified to challenge Eubanks as an independent.
To follow is a full list of county offices and the candidates who have qualified to seek election to those positions. Party iffiliations (or lack thereof) are noted in parenthesis, while incumbents are noted by an asterisk (*) after their names.
Circuit Clerk: Cecelia Bounds (D)* – unopposed
Coroner: Ladd Pulliam (R)* – unopposed
Tax Assessor / Collector: Mark Holder (D)* – unopposed
Supervisor Dist. 1: G.L. Dearman (D)* – James J. Radcliff (R)
Supervisor Dist. 2: Dorothy Mimbes-Woods (D) – Morris Hill (D)* – Oliver Walley (D) – Elton L. Clark (R)
Supervisor Dist. 3: Wayburn D. Smith Jr. (R) – Jerry C. Mills (R)* – Scott Maxie (R) – Efird Eubanks (D)
Supervisor Dist. 4: Jowh W. “Wayne’ Barrow (R)* – Stuart McLeod (D) – Neville Nate Williams (D) – Cecil Pat Dickerson (R) – Mark Hicks (R)
Supervisor Dist. 5: Gary F. Fairley (R) – Steve McCluskey (R) – Lonnie A. Roberts II (D) – Jack Howard (D) – Clyde Sylvester (D) – William Gammill (R)
Justice Court Judge Post 1: Jeff Byrd (D)* – unopposed
Justice Court Judge Post 2: Ryan Longmire (D) – Terril Green (R) – Shannon Busby (D) – Vince West (D)
Constable Post 1: Ryan E. Walley (D)* – unopposed
Constable Post 2: R.L. Deenmark (D) – James William Wilkins (R) – Sherrell Bolton Washington (D)
State Representative – Dist. 105: Matt Brewer (R) – Dale Goodin (R) – Roun S. McNeal (R)*
State Senator – Dist. 43: Dennis DeBar Jr. (R)* – unopposed