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Early Voting to begin for August election

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By The Staff

By JUDY UNDERWOOD

Morgan County News Editor

Voters will soon begin to cast their ballots in the August General Election. Early voting will begin on Friday, July 18.

Election Day will be Thursday, Aug. 7.

Races on the August ballot include:

Biff Wilson, who was appointed by county commissioners to fill the unexpired term of his late wife Susie Kittrell Wilson, is running unopposed for Morgan County Assessor of Property.

Carol Hamby is seeking her first election as County Clerk. Hamby was appointed by county commission to replace R.B. Human when he resigned last year. Human had been appointed to replace Tim Steelman who resigned from office at the end of 2006.

Hamby is being challenged by Sheila Aytes Wilson, who has worked as a deputy clerk and is currently employed in the assessor of property’s office.

No one qualified to run for county attorney by the deadline but Wartburg attorney Andrew Hall has been certified as a write-in candidate, according to Election Administrator Minnie Armes.

Joe Judkins decided not to seek another term in office.

Other races on the August ballot include three school board races. In the second district incumbent Terry Armes is opposed by Jerry Reynolds. Glen Moore is unopposed for a second term in the fourth district. The sixth district will have a new board member as Andy Lowe will not seek another term. Randy Armes will face off against Wendy Collins for the position.

In addition the state primary will be held in August. Those races will include the 12th Senatorial District race with Democratic candidate Becky Ruppe facing Republican Ken Yager. State representative John Mark Windle is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Glenn Stockton. There is no republican seeking the office.

The U.S. Senate seat held by Lamar Alexander is also on the primary ballot as well as the U.S. Representative seat held by Lincoln Davis.