The ballot is beginning to fill up for the upcoming county commission and school board races as two more people have added their names as candidates for the upcoming May primary elections.
Vicki Mayes has set her sights on a run for the District 4 school board seat currently held by Grady McCrickard. She qualified to get onto the ballot on Wednesday.
She was joined by former District 3 County Commissioner Larry Reynolds, who is seeking to return to the board in the seat currently held by Commissioner Marshelle Thaxton.
They joined several candidates who qualified on Monday. No one came into the offices on Tuesday, election officials reported.
So far, the ballot will include a contested election in District 1 for the seat held by Jose Iglesias. He qualified to retain his seat on Monday, and was joined by former school board and Cedartown Commissioner Gary Martin in the race.
District 2 commissioner Jennifer Hulsey, who also qualified on Monday afternoon, will seek to retain her seat and is thus far unchallenged.
School board candidates who qualified Monday also include Robert Furr, a candidate to for the District 1 seat currently held by Jane Hamlett, Bernard Morgan, incumbent District 2 board member and currently vice chair, and Tommy Sanders, the board chair and District 7 representative.
In state races, those incumbents who have qualified to retain their seats in 2018 include Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court Judge Meng Lim, 16th District State Rep. Trey Kelley, and 31st District State Senator Bill Heath. Congressman Tom Graves also qualified earlier in the week on Monday to retain his 14th District seat representing Northwest Georgia in the House of Representatives.