List of candidates for public offices finalizedBy Emily Etheredge Published 7:01pm Friday, February 7, 2014
At 5 p.m. Friday, the list of candidates running for local public offices was finalized.
The qualifying deadline was moved up to Feb. 7, which is earlier than the originally scheduled deadline.
The change comes from ongoing litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice over military and overseas voting deadlines.
Originally, the date for the end of qualifying for major party candidates was April 4 but that date would not allow enough time to get finalized ballots to some military voters overseas.
Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin said candidates who filed qualifying paperwork include:
Chilton County Sheriff’s Department
Republican candidates running for sheriff include Kevin Davis, who is seeking re-election. Davis is the current sheriff running for his third term.
John Shearon, who is a Calera Police Department employee, was defeated by Davis in the 2010 Republican primary run-off by 268 votes.
Shearon became a sheriff’s department reserve in 1996 and came on full-time with the department in 1999. He left in May 2008.
Terry Wilson is the only Democratic candidate who will appear on the November 2014 ballot as he is unopposed. Wilson ran against Davis in the last general election and lost.
Edwin “Eddie” Price will run as an Independent candidate and will appear on the November 2014 ballot.
Martin said Price submitted a petition of 451 names and only needed 410 to get his name on the ballot as an Independent candidate.
Chilton County Revenue Commissioner
Chilton County Commissioner Joe Headley will pursue the new position of Revenue Commissioner alongside Tax Assessor, currently filled by Rex Cleckler, and Tax Collector, Tim Little.
Chilton County voters decided in 2010 that the offices of Tax Assessor and Tax Collector should be combined into the Revenue Commissioner office.
All three names will appear on the primary election ballot in June.
Chilton County Coroner
Awlajahday Agee and Aaron Ellison will seek the position of county coroner.
Awlajahday Agee is currently the deputy coroner for Chilton County and Ellison is with Ellison-Cleckler Funeral Home.
Current Chilton County Coroner Randy Yeargan will not seek re-election.
Superintendent of Education
Tommy Glasscock, Louise Pitts and Greg DeJarnett qualified to run for the position of Superintendent of Education.
Glasscock ran four years ago for the position of superintendent. He is currently the director of the LeCroy Career Technical Center.
Pitts is the principal at Jemison Elementary School.
DeJarnett is former Chilton County High School principal and current Clanton City councilman.
All three names will appear on the June 3 primary ballot.
Primary runoffs will be held July 15, if necessary, and the General Election will be Nov. 4.