List of candidates appearing on March 1 ballot

Published 2:32 pm Friday, January 22, 2016

Voters in Chilton County will have the option of choosing the Republic or Democratic presidential nominee on March 1, as well as several local races during the primary election.

In Alabama, voters must declare which political party’s ballot they would like when voting in a primary election.

There will be no local races on the Democratic ballot, according to Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for the primary election.

“People need to know that this is a primary election so they will need to declare which political party they are before receiving a ballot,” Martin said.

On the Republican ballot, Chilton County voters will be able to cast their votes for Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum or Donald Trump.

Democratic ballots will allow voters to choose between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Martin J. O’Malley and Bernie Sanders.

Democratic residents will also be able to cast their votes for delegates to represent Alabama at the Democratic National Convention, and for U.S. Senate candidates Ron Crumpton and Charles Nana.

Voters will also be able to cast their votes for at-large delegates to represent Alabama at the Republican National Convention.

The Republican primary ballot will also include the U.S. Senate, associate justice of the Supreme Court, Public Service Commission and Alabama Board of Education races.

The candidates for the U.S. Senate seat include:

•Marcus Bowman

•John Martin

•Jonathan McConnell

•Shadrack McGill

•Richard C. Shelby (incumbent)


The candidates for the associate justice of the Supreme Court include:

•Donna J. Bealieu

•Tom Parker (incumbent)


The candidates for the Public Service Commission include:

•Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (incumbent)

•Terry Dunn


The candidates for the Alabama Board of Education races include:

•Justin Barkley

•Stephanie Bell (incumbent)


Local races appearing on the March 1 Republican ballot will include the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit, District Court Judge, and Chilton County Commission.

The candidates for the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit include:

•Casey Biggs

•Randall V. Houston (incumbent)


The candidates for the District Court Judge include:

•Angie Collins Mayfield

•Ali Upchurch Garrett

•Chris Speaks


The candidates for Chilton County Commission include:

•Allen Caton (incumbent)

•Jimmie Hardee

•Joseph J. (Joe) Headley (incumbent)

•Steve Langston

•Matt Mims

•Greg Moore (incumbent)

•Shane D. Ogle

•Joseph Parnell (incumbent)

•Jason D. Pierce

•Jeremy Michael Smith

•Jay Smitherman

•Shannon Welch (incumbent)


Both parties’ ballots will include a statewide amendment proposing a retirement program for district attorneys and circuit clerks who are elected or appointed after Nov. 8, 2016, and a referendum asking some residents in Chilton County if they favor the legal sale and distribution of alcohol beverages within Chilton County on any day except Sunday.

Martin said only individuals living in unincorporated Chilton County or Maplesville will be allowed to vote on the referendum.

Residents living in Clanton, Thorsby or Jemison will not be allowed to vote on the referendum due to those areas already allowing alcohol sales.

For continued election coverage up until March 1, check future editions of The Clanton Advertiser and