By Zach Hester, Reporter • email@example.com
DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Candidates in DeKalb County have begun qualifying to run for elected office in 2020. The primary elections in Alabama will be held on March 3, 2020.
This year’s DeKalb County races include: DeKalb County Superintendent, DeKalb County Commission Places 1 and 2, DeKalb County District Judge, DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner and DeKalb County Board of Education Places 1, 2 and 5, among others.
According to Mary McGuire Smith, the new Chair of the DeKalb County Democrats, the qualifying for Democratic candidates follow the same dates as the state party: September 27 through November 8, 2019. At the time of press, no candidates have filed to run in DeKalb County as a Democrat.
The DeKalb County Republican Party’s qualifying opened on October 8 and will run for one month until November 8, 2019.
The following candidates have filed to run as a Republican (subject to approval by Qualifying Committee):
- DeKalb County Superintendent of Education: Jason Barnett (incumbent)
- DeKalb County Revenue Commissioner: Tyler Wilks (incumbent)
- DeKalb County Commission District 1: Joseph Lee, Shane Wootten (incumbent)
- DeKalb County Commission District 2: Terry Harris, Scot Westbrook (incumbent)
- DeKalb County Board of Education District 1: Randy Peppers (incumbent)
- DeKalb County Board of Education District 2: Chris Andrews
- DeKalb County Constable District 3: Michael Twilley
The primary elections in Alabama will be held on March 3, 2020.