(01/10/2002)
A few good candidates are needed for 2002. Official filing will begin on January 14 and continue through midnight on January 26, according to Circuit Clerk Shelia Garretson. Filing packets are available at her office.

The districts in Calhoun County include:

District 1 - Sheridan

District 2 - Sherman

District 3 - Center

District 4 - Lee

District 5 - Washington

The position for County Commission currently held by David Barr is open, and residents from Sheridan, Sherman and Washington districts are eligible to run for the six year term, with a $150 filing fee. Barr has not announced if he will be seeking re-election.

Democrats Steve Whited and local dentist Lynn Gilbert-Morris have said they will be running for County Commissioner.

The county magistrate position currently being filled (un-expired term) by Rick Postalwait will also be on the ballot with a $306 filing fee. The new magistrate will officially take office immediately after the November election returns indicate a winner. Postalwait has said he will file for the position.

Three Board of Education slots will be filed in 2002, those currently being held by Rick Fitzwater, Carlene Frederick and Jaunita Berdine. The filing fee is $25. The district eligibility says there are two openings for Sheridan, two openings from Center, two openings from Lee, two openings from Washington and none from Sherman.

All districts from both Democrat and Republican parties will be electing two members to their executive committees. The filing fee is $10.

The new Family Court Judge will be elected, with the candidates filing directly with the Secretary of State.

House of Delegate members and State Senate members will also be elected. Both involve candidates which will be serving from newly arranged voting districts.


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