Petition pick ups for state, county offices begin Friday


By RICHEL ALBRIGHT

Williamson County residents will have a lot of decisions to make at the ballot during the County Primary Election in May primary and the State Primary and County General Election in August.e Those interested in seeking county office can start the process today.

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Williamson County residents will have a lot of decisions to make at the ballot during the County Primary Election in May primary and the State Primary and County General Election in August.e Those interested in seeking county office can start the process today.

Petitions can now be picked up at the County Election Office by anyone interested in running for the offices of mayor, sheriff, circuit court judge, district attorney, public defender, general sessions judge, juvenile court judge, circuit court clerk, juvenile court clerk, county clerk and register of deeds.

A completed petition must be returned by noon, Feb. 20, in order to qualify to be placed on the ballot. This includes an individuals seeking to run as an independent candidate for office. Early voting in the primary runs April 16-May 1. Election day in the primary is May 6, 2014.e

In addition to the county races, declared and undeclared candidates for races included in the Aug state primary and county general election have already started making the political circuits.

Governor Bill Haslam is expected to seek re-election in 2014, along with United States Congressman Marsha Blackburn, who represents the 7th district, which includes Williamson County.

State officials such as Senator Jack Johnson and State Representatives Charles Sargent, Glen Casada and Jeremy Durham have said they plan to seek re-election.

Williamson County Schools Board of Education member Cherie Hammond declared her intent to run for the Republican seat in District 63, currently held by Casada.

Also on ballot in August will be the school board’s even-number districts, three four-year and one two-year seat on the Franklin Special School District board.

Petitions for the state primary and non-partisan county elections can be picked up beginning on Jan. 3, 2014.

For a full list of offices appearing on the 2014 county ballot, click here.

Richel Albright is a reporter with Franklin Home Page. She can be contacted at richel@franklinhomepage.com or you can follow her on Twitter @rwalbright.e

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Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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