COVINGTON - More than 20 candidates have qualified to get on the local ballot for the July 15 general primary so far.
Qualifying began Monday and is ongoing through noon Friday.
As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the following candidates had qualified:
Board of Commissioners Chairman
Republican: Aaron Varner (incumbent); Ed Hutter; Susette Monk
District 1 Commissioner
Republican: Mort Ewing (incumbent)
District 3 Commissioner
Republican: Keith Mitcham
Democrat: Andre Cooper; Nancy Schulz
District 5 Commissioner
Republican: Tim Fleming
Democrat: Randy Vinson
Board of Education District 2
Republican: Rickie Corley (incumbent); Don Gresham
Democrat: Eddie Johnson
Board of Education District 4
Democrat: Almond Turner (incumbent)
Republican: Stacey Cotton; Marty Roberts; Bill Watterson
Democrat: Ezell Brown; Gwen Hightower
Republican: Barbara Dingler (incumbent); Doris Strickland
Democrat: Henry Baker (incumbent)
District Attorney Alcovy Judicial Circuit
Republican: Ken Wynne (incumbent)
Clerk of Superior Court
Republican: Linda Hays (incumbent)
State Senate District 17
Republican: John Douglas (incumbent)
State House District 95
Democrat: George Wilson
State House District 110
Republican: John Lunsford (incumbent)
State House District 112
Republican: Doug Holt (incumbent)
Republican: Saxby Chambliss (incumbent)
Democrat: Robert Brown; Dale Cardwell; Vernon Jones; Jim Martin
U.S. Congress, District 7
Republican: John Linder (incumbent)
Democrat: Doug Heckman
U.S. Congress, District 8
Republican: Rick Goddard
Democrat: Jim Marshall (incumbent); Robert Nowak
Qualifying for the Republican Party takes place from
9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at Strickland and Strickland law firm at 2115 Usher St. For more information, call Republican Party Chairman Steve Bray at 678-296-0461 or Charles or Louise Strickland at 770-786-5460.
Candidates running as Democrats should call First Vice Chairman Jerry Childers at 770-786-4305 or Landis Stephens at 770-595-4498 to set up a time to qualify.
Qualifying for the District Attorney's Office and state and congressional seats takes place at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Qualifying for non-partisan, independent and political body candidates will be held in June.
Crystal Tatum can be reached at crystal.tatum @newtoncitizen.com.