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Candidates can't officially file for at least 10 more days, but some have already announced their intentions to run for county commissioner in the 2014 local elections.
Local contractor and GOP Executive Committee Chairman Andrew Riddle will be opposing incumbent Commissioner Mike Edney for Edney's district commission seat. Edney has made it official...he will seek another four year term as county commissioner. Even though sitting Commissioner Larry Young has announced his plans to seek another term, no challenger for Young's commission seat has announced yet. And Tim Griffin has announced plans to run for the county commission seat currently held by Commissioner Tommy Thompson. Thompson has not yet announced any re-election plans.
In moving his campaign forward, Griffin announced the make-up of his campaign committee late this week:
Griffin said, "The team has 25+ members and is growing daily. My steering committee consists of Treasurer- Debi Ward, retired human resource specialist with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, steering chair Don Ward, past County Commissioner and owner of Ward's Tractor and members Charles Thomas, lifelong educator and school adminstrator in 3 states, Marci Molton, educator for many years in Henderson County, Steve "Boulder " Dalton, local farmer and manufacturing supervisor, Chad Simpson, physical therapist and youth athletics coach for many years, and Jonathon "Tank" Tankersley, Henderson County Deputy and long time SRO and DARE officer."
Filing for local offices this year starts on February 10th and will continue through February 28th. Filing for local offices is done at the Board of Elections office on Central Street.
The primary election will be held in May; the general election will be in November.
(Photo is the Henderson County Board of Election office on East Central Street)