JASPER, Ga. – This week marks qualifying for the coming 2018 elections in Pickens County.
Pickens County is holding elections for this year’s open positions for County Commissioner District 1, Board of Education Post 2, Board of Education Post 3, Board of Education Post 5, Jasper City Council, and Nelson City Council.
Each day, FetchYourNews will be taking note of those qualifying for the election and the position for which they will be running.
As of Thursday, March 8, those who have qualified so far are as follows:
District 1 County Commissioner
Amberle Godfrey has qualified for the District 1 County Commissioner position as a Republican.
Bart Connelly has qualified for the District 1 County Commissioner position as a Republican.
Jerry Barnes has qualified for the District 1 County Commissioner position as a Republican. He is the incumbent for this position.
Board of Education Post 2
Joeta Youngblood has qualified for the Board of Education Post 2 position as a Republican.
Board of Education Post 3
The race for Post 3 will see competition this year with two already qualified for the position.
Byron Long has qualified for the Board of Education Post 3 position as a Republican. He is the incumbent for this position.
Tucker Green has qualified for the Board of Education Post 3 position as a Republican.
Board of Education Post 5
Steven Smith has qualified for the Board of Education Post 5 position as a Republican.
Jasper City Council
With the recent resignation of James Looney in the Jasper City Council, the open seat up for election has seen qualifiers as well.
Kirk Raffield has qualified for the Jasper City Council seat.
Doug Patterson has qualified for the Jasper City Council seat.
Nelson City Council
Nathan Hamby has qualified for the Nelson City Council seat.
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