Amy Mendes of the Floyd County Democratic Party said she expects to see several more challengers emerge this week to run against local incumbents, who are all Republicans.
The qualifying period runs through noon Friday for the May 22 primaries and nonpartisan general election.
Three county commission seats and two on the county board of education are up for grabs this year, along with two nonpartisan judgeships on the Superior Court and one on Juvenile Court.
Attorney Emily Matson qualified Tuesday for the Superior Court seat being vacated by Chief Judge Tami Colston. Kay Ann Wetherington also is seeking the seat.
Statewide, there are a host of openings from governor to labor commissioner — and all the Georgia General Assembly posts.
Candidates for Congress, the General Assembly, other courts and statewide offices qualify in Atlanta with their parties or the secretary of state's office at the state capitol.
Locally, Democrats are registering at the Salter Law Firm, 242 N. Fifth Ave., and Republicans are signing up at the law office of David Guldenschuh, 512 E. First St.
Candidates for the nonpartisan Juvenile Court judge seat qualify with the Floyd County Elections Office, 12 E. Fourth Ave.
Qualified Candidates for 2018 elections
Qualifying runs through noon Friday for the May 22 elections. Nonpartisan winners take office in January 2019. Partisan winners advance to the Nov. 6 general election.
U.S. representative, District 14
Republican: Tom Graves (I)
State senator, District 52
Republican: Chuck Hufstetler (I)
State representative, District 12
Republican: Eddie Lumsden (I)
State representative, District 13
Democrat: John Burnette II
Republican: Katie Dempsey (I)
State representative, District 14
Republican: Christian Coomer (I)
County Commission, Post 1
Republican: Rhonda Wallace (I)
County Commission, Post 4
Republican: Larry Maxey (I)
County Commission, Post 5
Republican: Scotty Hancock (I)
County school board, District 1
Republican: Chip Hood (I)
County school board, District 4
Republican: Tony Daniel (I)
Superior Court, Rome circuit - 2 seats
(Colston) Kay Ann Wetherington, Emily J. Matson
(Sparks) Billy Sparks (I)
Greg Price (I)
Democrat: Stacey Evans, Stacey Abrams
Republican: Hunter Hill, Casey Cagle, Clay Tippins
Democrat: Triana Arnold James, Sarah Riggs Amico
Republican: Rick Jeffares, David Shafer, Geoff Duncan
Secretary of state
Democrat: John Barrow, Rakeim "RJ" Hadley
Republican: Davis Belle Isle, Brad Raffensperger, Buzz Brockway
Democrat: Charlie Bailey
Republican: Chris Carr (I)
Republican: Gary Black (I)
Democrat: Cindy Zeldin
Republican: Jay Florence, Jim Beck
State school superintendent
Democrat: Sid Chapman
Republican: John Barge, Richard Woods (I)
Democrat: Fred Quinn, Richard Keatley
Republican: Mark Butler (I)
Public Service Commission
Democrat: Lindy Miller, John Noel
Republican: Chuck Eaton (I)
Democrat: Doug Stoner, Dawn A. Randolph
Republican: Tricia Pridemore (I)
Sources: Georgia secretary of state, Floyd County Democrat and Republican parties, Floyd County elections office.