DOUBLE SPRINGS - A present and a former Winston County Commissioner will now be running against each other for the seat of commission chairman in the March 5, 2024, primary election.
One month after present commissioner district 2 David Cummings announced he would be seeking the chairman’s seat at the August county Republican meeting, former commissioner district 1 Bobby Everett announced at the Monday, Sept. 11, meeting, that he was also seeking the seat.
Winston County Republican Party Vice Chairman Greg Farris told a courtroom full of candidates, party members and general public, that it was important to get the word about those who are announcing candidacy for office, those who will be officially qualifying Oct. 9-Nov. 10, in preparation for the March 5, 2024, primary election.
Randy Lee, incumbent for District 4 Winston County Board of Education representing Addison, who announced he would be seeking reelection at the August meeting, will now have opposition.
Tonise Partridge and Ted Alexander also announced they would be seeking the seat at the Sept. 11, meeting.
Lamar Frith, incumbent for the Arley district of the county BOE, announced he would be seeking his third term. So far, no other candidates have announced for the seat. Mark Finley, incumbent for county BOE in the Haleyville district, also announced he would be seeking reelection for this third term.
Lee Carter announced he would be seeking his fourth six-year term as circuit judge representing the 25th Judicial Circuit. “I will have done 18 (years) at the end of this term,” Carter said.
District Judge Mike Newell then announced he would also be seeking reelection.
The following county offices will be on the Republican primary ballot on March 5:
Winston County Commission chairman, probate judge, all five districts of the Winston County Board of Education, Winston County Superintendent of Education, constables in all 18 precincts;
Circuit clerk, district judge, circuit judge for the 25th Judicial Circuit and coroner.
The following state offices will be on the ballot: Public Service Commission president, Court of Civil Appeals places 1-3, Court of Criminal Appeals, places 1-3, Associate Justices of Supreme Court places 1-4; Chief Justice Alabama Supreme Court;
State Board of Education districts 1,3,5,7.
Federal offices on the ballot include U.S. Representative district 4, delegates to conventions and president and vice president of the United States.
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