More candidates file as Jan. 28 deadline nears

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Seven races in the May Democratic primary are contested, with two or more people seeking their party’s nod and for the first time in many years a Republican is seeking office in the 2014 Carroll County elections.

On Tuesday, DJ Carroll filed his paperwork to run for magistrate in District 3 on the Republican ticket. He will not be on the May primary ballot, unless someone files to challenge him for that nomination.

On the Democratic Party side as of Tuesday, there were four candidates running for Carroll County Judge-Executive. Democrats Dean Miller, Clay Cable, Kathy Goff and Bobby Lee Westrick are hoping to win the chance to succeed retiring Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

Two of the three county magistrate seats have Democratic races in the May primary.

Clyde Rowlett is challenging incumbent Floyd Bowling for the District 1 seat.

In District 2, Mike Gordon, Kerry Graham and Mitchell Perkins are seeking the nomination for the seat left open by Dean Miller’s run for judge-executive.

Mark Bates is unopposed in District 3.

All three incumbent constables are facing challenges for the Democratic nod.

In District 1, J.J. Ward is running against incumbent Jimmy Aaron. District 2 incumbent David Miles is being challenged by Glenn Chatham. In District 3, David “Scooby” Hendren is running against incumbent Chris Crase.

Incumbent jailer Michael Humphrey is facing a challenge for the nomination from Scott Rose, who filed his paperwork Tuesday.

The other county positions all held by Democrats are unchallenged as of Tuesday:

• County Attorney: Nick Marsh (incumbent)

• Sheriff: Jamie Kinman (incumbent)

• Coronor: David Wilhoite (incumbent)

• Property Valuation Administrator: Rob Robertson (incumbent)

• County Clerk: Alice Marsh (incumbent)

The deadline to file for the May primary is Jan. 28.