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Houston County Candidates Qualify for July Primary

Election season is in full swing for Houston County. This July 31, voters will decide the races for Houston County Board of Education seats for Districts 1, 3, 5 and At-Large, as well as Judge of the Magistrate Court and a special election for Solicitor General.

By the end of qualifying Friday, there are only two contested races. 

The most heated is a three-way grapple for the Post 7 At-Large seat on the Board of Education between David "Dave" McMahan, Griff Clements and Andy Rodriguez.

The other is the special election for Solicitor General between Amy E. Smith and Carl A. Veline, Jr. Last year, Smith was appointed to finish the unexpired term for Rob Tawse who retired.

Races for Board of Election seats, Solicitor General and Judge of Magistrate Court are non-partisan. The contests for Sheriff, County Commission, Tax Commissioner, Probate Judge and Clerk of Superior Court are all partisan, and will be ultimately decided in November 6, 2012's General Election.

Robert E. "Bob" Turner, Incumbent - Judge of Magistrate Court

Thomas Walmer, Incumbent - Board of Education, District 1

Gillis R "Skip" Dawkins - Incumbent - Board of Education, District 3

Helen Hughes - Incumbent - Board of Education - District 5

David "Dave" McMahan - Board of Education - Post 7 (At-Large)
Andy Rodriguez - Board of Education - Post 7 (At-Large)

Amy E. Smith - Incumbent - Solicitor General
Carl A. Veline, Jr. - Solicitor General

Republican Qualifiers

Cullen Talton, Sheriff

Gail C. Robinson, County Commission, District 3

Larry Thomson, County Commission, District 4

Tom McMichael, County Commission, District 5

Carolyn V. Sullivan, Clerk of Superior Court

Mark Kevin Kushinka, Tax Commissioner

Janice Davidson Spires, Probate Judge


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