3 after sheriff’s job
During candidate filing early this week, three candidates emerged in pursuit of the job of Morgan County Sheriff.
Tim “TJ” Johnson, Republican, and Democrat Larry Bradley will face off against Sheriff Vince Shambaugh, the Republican incumbent.
Former Assessor John Allen Swaim will attempt to win his old job back this election cycle. The Democrat filed for office last week, and will oppose incumbent Ronnie McIntire, a Republican, on the November ballot.
Commissioner Brenda Hutchinson, Democrat, is seeking re-election to her seat on the County Commission.
Hutchinson is being challenged by former commissioner Bob Ford, who is running as a Republican.
Debra McLaughlin is seeking re-election as the county’s Prosecuting Attorney.
Democrat Debra Sue Ditto will seek to unseat a Republi-can incumbent in a contest for one of two Magistrate posts.
She will face current Magistrates Kermit Ambrose and Greg Miller in a race for their office. Ditto has sought the office twice in the past.
Board of Education
Three candidates have come forward to seek two open seats on the Morgan County Board of Education. The non-partisan election for school board will be held on May 8.
James Flynn Price and John David Roland have filed to run as a candidate for District #1, currently represented by Larry Omps.
Susan Estelle Shick is running for a seat from District #2. School board president Laura Smith currently represents that district.
Filing period ends Saturday
The official filing period for candidate seeking public office ends Saturday, January 28. Candidates can file at the County Clerk’s office.
The office will not have special office hours on Saturday for candidates to file in person, but they will accept candidate filings that arrive by mail on that date.