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Qualifying ends for local elections

Qualifying for the 17 local elections ended Friday at noon.

Candidates who qualified for the republican primary were Steve Brock and Doug Griffin for County Commissioner, District 2 and Oliver Seller for Tax Commissioner.

Candidates who qualified for the non-partisan primary were Kelvin Bouie for Board of Education, district 1, Edwin Perry for Probate Judge, David Kendricks for State Court Judge, Bobby H. Barber, Board of Education, district 5, Winston Rollins for Board of Education, district 3 and Daniel Stone and Maggie Rentz Smith (Incumbent) for Chief Magistrate. Candidates who qualified for the Democratic primary were Cecilia Willis (Incumbent) and Revonn Miller for Clerk of Court, Sonja Noble and Kenneth Hollis (Incumbent) for Coroner, David Cutchin and Wiley Griffin (Incumbent) for Sheriff, Donald Belcher (Incumbent) and Mark Harrell for Tax Commissioner, Dennis Brinson for County Commissioner, district 3 and Greg Murray for County Commissioner, district 5.

J. Kevin Chason qualified to retain his seat as Superior Court Judge for the South Georgia District. Heather Hendricks Lanier, Mike Bankston and Ryan Cleveland qualified for the Superior Court Judge for the South Georgia District seat that was previously held by A. Wallace Cato who is retiring at the end of the term. Joe Mulholland qualified to retain his position as District Attorney for the South Georgia Circuit.