Deadline Looms

By: Stan Torgerson
By: Stan Torgerson

As of late Friday afternoon, the only area senator running unopposed in Lauderdale County is Republican Sen. Videt Carmichael of District 33.

Sen. Sampson Jackson, representing District 32 has drawn a Republican opponent, Willie Joe Coleman.

Sen. Gloria Williamson of District 18 also has Republican opposition in Willie Jackson.

Veteran Sen. Terry Burton, now a Republican, faces Democrat Jason Mangum.

Two incumbent representatives have no opposition as of this date,
Rep. Charles Young, District 82 Democrat and Republican Rep. Greg Snowden, District 83.

Republican Steve Horne, seeking to replace his father, Rep. Tommy Horne of District 81, still has not drawn an opponent.

But fellow Republican John Slay will oppose Rep. Eric Robinson in District 84.

Democrat Rep. Bobby Moody who has represented District 43 since 1984, will have three opponents: Kenny Ray Dempsey, Republican; and two Democrats, Douglas Lovorn and Linda Marshall Triplett.

Also facing triple opposition is Rep. Mike Eakes, a Democrat of District 44. The three running for Eakes' seat are Republicans Kirk Morgan and Kiah Hitt along with Democrat Danny Petty.

Rep. Reecy Dickson, the District 42 Democratic incumbent, will be running against Republican Janie Gregg.

It's not uncommon for candidates to file on the last day in the last hour. This year that means Sat., March 1 before 5 p.m. Not until then will the voters know whom they may be voting for in this year's August primary and November's general election.


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