UPDATE: Deadline to qualify for municipal elections is July 17

Published 5:44 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday, July 3 marked the first day anyone could qualify to run for mayor or city council in Chilton County’s four municipalities.

Qualifying will last for two weeks. Forms are available in each municipal clerk’s office and must be turned in by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.

As of 5 p.m. July 3, the following people had qualified for office:


•Billy Joe Driver, mayor (incumbent)

•Michael L. Mims, mayor

•Ann Baker, mayor

•Jeffrey Price, District 1 council member (i)

•Charles Powell, District 1 council member

•Bobby Cook, District 2 councilman (i)

•Robert K. (Bobby) Easterling, District 3 council member (i)

•Sammy Wilson, District 3 council member

•Greg DeJarnett, District 4 council member (i)

•Paul Dickerson, District 4 council member

•Mary Mell Smith, District 5 council member (i)


•W.C. Hayes Jr., mayor

•Ray C. Mitchell, mayor

•Jimmy Jones, District 1 council member

•Michael Abbott, District 3 council member

•Hilda Atchison, District 3 council member

•Wesley Rager, District 4 council member

•Jim Threadgill, District 5 council member


•Eddie Reed, mayor (i)

•Faye Porter King, mayor

•George Brasher, District 1 council member (i)

•Rex Bittle, District 4 council member

•Samuel E. Reed, District 5 council member (i)


•Dearl Hilyer, mayor (i)

•Neil Benson, Seat 1 council member (i)

•Jean Nelson, Seat 2 council member (i)

•Willis Britt, Seat 3 council member (i)

•Marvin Crumpton, Seat 4 council member (i)

Election day will be Tuesday, Aug. 28. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23 is the last day voters can apply for a regular absentee ballot.

A run-off election will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, if necessary.

The newly elected mayors and council members will take office Monday, Nov. 5.