Qualifying deadline for election Friday


The deadline to qualify for municipal elections is Friday and many candidates have already filed necessary paperwork to qualify to be on the ballots for municipal elections in Madison County.

Municipal primaries will be held April 6 with any necessary runoffs on April 27 and the general election will be held on June 8.

Below is a list of candidates who have filed to run for municipal offices in Madison County municipalities as of Wednesday morning.


Mayor: Mary Hawkins Butler; At-Large: Janice Jackson, Sandra Strain; Ward 1: Tawanna Tatum, Ward 2: Pat Peeler; Ward 3: Janie Jarvis; Ward 4: Paul Tankersley; Ward 5: Michael L. Hudgins; Ward 6: Guy Bowering.

The only contested race as of Wednesday morning was for alderman-at-large.


As of Tuesday, only one city position is contested of the eight that will be up for election in June.

Two candidates have qualified for the Alderman-at-large race in incumbent D.I. Smith, a Republican, and Poteat Medley on the democratic ticket, according to City Clerk Paula Tierce.

Mayor Gene F. McGee and all aldermen have qualified Republican. Ward 4 Incumbent Brian Ramsey was the last one to turn in his paperwork, qualifying Tuesday afternoon.  

The other incumbents are Ken Heard for Ward 1, Chuck Gautier for Ward 2, Kevin Holder for Ward 3, Bill Lee for Ward 5 and Wesley Hamlin in Ward 6.


For Ward 1: Rodriquez Brown, Colby Walker; Ward 2: Fred Esco Jr.,  Renee Truss; Ward 3: Les Penn, Angie Levy-Ware; Ward 4: Jonathan Dixon, Daphne Sims; Ward 5: Tim Taylor, John Brown; Ward 6: Eric Gilkey; Ward 7: Dante’ Ollie, Lafayette Wales.


All incumbents in Flora have qualified in the upcoming election. City Clerk April Dunlap said that all races are unopposed as of Tuesday. All city officials in Flora run as independents. 

Incumbents are Mayor Les Childress, Ward 1 Alderman Michael Westbrook, Ward 2 Alderman Kenny Jenkins, Ward 3 Alderman Mary Sumler, Ward 4 Alderman Ray Allard and Alderman-at-large A.J. Lunsford.

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