Thursday, February 18, 2010

Most Putnam Office Holders To Have Opponents

The deadline has now passed for candidates wishing to run for office in the May primaries -- and almost every Putnam County office holder will have an opponent. The exception is Marcia Borys, who is unopposed in her run for re-election as Circuit Court Clerk. In the Register of Deeds race, incumbent Harold Burris will face a primary opponent in Democrat Wayne Gaw. Incumbent County executive Kim Blaylock's opponent in the primary will be Dennis Tennant and sheriff David Andrews will face opposition from Greg Cooper. Meanwhile, Keith Marie (Lewis) Farley will challenge incumbent Wayne Nabors in the race for County Clerk. In the Road Supervisor's race, four Democrats are seeking their party's nomination -- Ronnie K. Herren, Larry "Buck" Huddleston, Randy Jones, and Terry H. Lamb. Whoever wins the primary will face independent candidate Harvey Summers in August. And seven candidates have qualified to run for the office of County Trustee. They include Republican Michael D. Lane and Democrats Danny Holmes, Bill Maynard, Freddie G. Nelson, Greg Rector, Mark Rippetoe and Jimmy D. Stanton.