It's an election year and the time is just ahead to qualify if you want to run for office.
There are six local positions up for grabs in 2018 — two seats on the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners (Districts 2 and 4), two seats on the Catoosa County Board of Education (Districts 2 and 4), and the positions of State Court judge and solicitor general.
The people who currently hold these positions are:
County Commissioner, District 2 – Bobby Winters
County Commissioner, District 4 – Ray Johnson
Board of Education, District 2 – Jack Sims
Board of Education, District 4 – David Moeller
County Solicitor General – Doug Woodruff
State Court Judge – Ron Goulart
The window for signing up to run is Monday, March 5, through noon on Friday, March 9. Potential candidates can visit catoosa.com/elections to find a 2018 qualifying packet and to find more information.
The primary election will take place Tuesday, May 22. If a run-off election is necessary, it will take place on Tuesday, July 24. The final election is on Tuesday, Nov. 6.