Sunday, January 24, 2010

County Office Contenders Change As Deadline Nears

There are now just two potential candidates running for the office of Putnam County executive later this year. Vern Crabtree, who had qualified to run as an independent, has dropped out of the race, leaving the contest between incumbent Kim Blaylock and former county commission member Dennis Tennant. Meanwhile, there are two candidates in the races for sheriff and county clerk, but just one so far -- incumbent Marcia Borys -- to be the circuit court clerk. Five people have expressed interest in the road supervisor's job, for which incumbent Red Lamb is NOT running for re-election. And at least seven have said they may run for county trustee, the office that incumbent Gail Glover is giving up. The deadline for qualifying to run in those races is noon on February 18th.