|Maddox may seek rep seat |
|Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 11:10 am |
|November’s General Election ballot could likely resemble that of the 2010 election, with the exception of incumbents. |
Democrat and former 76th District state Rep. Mark Maddox has picked up qualifying papers from the Weakley County Election Commission office for the seat he once held for 14 years. If Maddox files his intent to run, he will face his 2010 Republican opponent and the farmer who now holds the seat, Rep. Andy Holt.
This year offers an interesting twist as Maddox would be the challenger while Holt would look to keep his seat.
Throw in the new District lines drawn for the 76th District and soon people in Union City and South Fulton would be looking to the two candidates to represent them in the expanded District.
Maddox is a technology coordinator for the Weakley County School System.
After the recent announcement by comrade and fellow Democrat Sen. Roy Herron that he would not seek re-election to his Senate seat, Maddox announced he was flattered to be among conversations naming him a potential candidate, but a Senate run was “not likely” for Maddox.
He said he enjoyed his time in the state’s House of Representatives.
Another candidate has also picked up a petition for the state Representative seat – Republican Brad Hardin of Greenfield.
Two candidates have announced their intent to seek Herron’s Senate seat.
Obion County Commissioner Danny Jowers has announced he will seek the Senate seat on the Republican ticket.
Huntington attorney John Stevens announced over the weekend he would also seek the Senate seat on the Republican ticket.
Weakley County Administrator of Elections Barbara Castleman said candidates across the 24th Senatorial District can file petitions for the seat in their county of residence. Candidates have until April 5 to file for the seat.
In other news, Holt has issued a letter of resignation for his Weakley County District 1 commission seat.
The commission will meet later this month and be asked to accept his resignation.
If approved, interested candidates will also have until April 5 to qualify for the seat to run in the August County General Election.
Weakley County Administrator of Elections Barbara Castleman reported there were five Weakley County School Board slots up for grabs in August.
The seats in odd-numbered districts will be on the ballot in August.
Thus far, Sara Ann Pentecost of District 9 has qualified for re-election. District 1 School Board member Gath Meeks has picked up a qualifying petition for the seat.
Kim Longacre has also picked up a qualifying petition for the District 5 seat to replace current school board member Barbara Trentham.
Candidates also have until April 5 to qualify for a school board seat.