WINSTON COUNTY - Qualifying for the Tuesday, May 24, primary elections ended Friday, Jan. 28, leaving candidates for sheriff and county commission district 1 facing opposition, while the commission district 2 seat will be unopposed.
Winston County Republican Party Chairman Jerry Mobley noted the last person to qualify for a local office was on Thursday, Jan. 27---the day before the deadline.
“We had no one to qualify at the last minute,” Mobley noted. “The last person we had qualify was for district 1 commissioner, Jeremiah Jackson. The others had already qualified.
“I think we have a good slate of candidates,” Mobley added. “I think they will all be fair to one another. May the best man win.”
By the 5 p.m. deadline, four candidates had qualified for Winston County sheriff, Michael Dale Clark, James A. Hicks, Bryan Kirkpatrick and Caleb Snoddy.
Current Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore chose not to seek election. Moore was appointed to the seat in 2020, by Governor Kay Ivey, after Sheriff Tommy Moore had to resign due to health reasons. Horace was appointed to serve out the remainder of Tommy’s term, which ends this year.
Four candidates are seeking the Winston County Commission district 1 seat, including incumbent Bobby Everett, Michael Andrew Bailey, Rutger Hyche and Jeremiah Jackson.
For Commissioner District 2, incumbent David Cummings is running unopposed.
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