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Fulton County has two contested municipal races

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The deadline for filing for a municipal office was Aug. 26 at noon. In Fulton County there are two contested races and in Izard County there are nine.

In Viola, William Duane Barber and Gracie D. Brown have both filed for alderman Position 4. Uncontested positions are Lowell (Jackie) Estes, mayor; Dennis L. Harber, alderman Position 1; Robert L. Wray, alderman Position 2; James W. Collins, alderman Position 3; and Calvin Crawford, alderman Position 5.

In Mammoth Spring, there are no contested races. Filing are Joan Baker, recorder-treasurer; Jimmy Mills, alderman Ward 1, Position 1; Danny Busch, alderman Ward 1, Position 2; Margaret (Peggy) Smith, alderman Ward 2, Position 1; and Larry E. Burns, alderman Ward 2, Position 2.

In Franklin, Stevie Smith and Darlene Folyer have both filed for the position of recorder-treasurer. Rene Reeves has filed for alderman Position 2.

In Guion, Tammy Sellers and Stephanie L. Slau have both filed for the position of recorder-treasurer. Uncontested filings are Elwin B. Sapp, alderman Position 1; Janet Lee, alderman Position 2; Shelby Upton, alderman Position 3; Randy Engles, alderman Position 4; and Larry Sellers, alderman Position 5.

In Horseshoe Bend there are five contested positions. John H. Mosser and Walter Mettler have both filed for alderman Ward 2, Position 2. Avis L. Kalinowski and Darryl R. Demm have filed for alderman Ward 2, Position 1. Sonny Minze and Clifford Lee Summey both seek the alderman Ward 3, Position 2 seat. Mac James and Steve Boyer have both filed for alderman Ward 4, Position 1. Ron Flug and Jess R. (J.R.) Wilson both seek the alderman Ward 4, Position 2 seat. Uncontested filings are Michelle Grabowski, recorder-treasurer; Luther Yancey, alderman Ward 1, Position 1; Chris Miller, alderman Ward 1, Position 2; and Willie Moser, alderman Ward 3, Position 1.

In Melbourne all positions are uncontested. Filing are: Alecia Bray, recorder-treasurer; Bill Wright, alderman Ward 1, Position 1; Shannon Wommack, alderman Ward 1, Position 2; Wayne Langston, alderman Ward 2, Position 1; Jerry W. Crosby, alderman Ward 3, Position 1; Bradley Sipe, alderman Ward 4, Position 1; and David Todd, alderman Ward 4, Position 2.

In Oxford, Randy Sherrell, Daniel L. Brightwell and Alice F. Steen have all filed for alderman Ward 3, Position 2. The alderman Ward 4, Position 2 seat is being sought by Earl T. Ogle and Thomas Norvold. Uncontested filings are Bonnie J. Moss, recorder-treasurer; Herbert Moss, alderman Ward 1, Position 1; Stephen M. Stevenson, alderman Ward 1, Position 2; Lawrence T. Savell, alderman Ward 2, Position 2; Billy G. Dockins, alderman Ward 3, Position 1; and Jetta R. Peters, alderman Ward 4, Position 1.

In Pineville, all positions are uncontested. Filling are: Christy Boyd, city clerk; Joe Stephen, alderman Position 1; Mary Alice Sexton, alderman Position 2; and Noel Rex Whitfield, alderman Position 4.

In Fulton County, one county-wide race will be on the ballot in November as Fulton County Judge Charles Willett (D) faces Teresa Justice (R).

The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 6. Early voting will begin Oct. 20.



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