February 7, 2018 - The 2018 Primary Election Day draws near with March 6th now less than a month away. Early voting starts Tuesday, February 20 and runs through Friday, March 2nd. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Friday, February 23rd.
Shelby County has six local races unopposed which are James A. (Jim) Payne, Jr. (REP) for District Judge, 273rd Judicial District; incumbent Allison Harbison (REP,) County Judge; incumbent Lori Oliver (REP,) District Clerk; incumbent Jennifer Fountain (REP,) County Clerk; incumbent Jimmy Lout (REP,) County Commissioner PCT 2; and incumbent Marla Denby (REP,) Justice of the Peace PCT 2.
There are also six races with opponents:
- County Treasurer (2 Candidates) - Ann Blackwell (REP, Incumbent) and Donna Whitney (REP)
- County Commissioner PCT 4 (4 Candidates) - Bradley Allen (REP, Incumbent), Kevin Foster (REP), Sammy K Todd (REP), and Tom Bellmyer (REP)
- Justice of the Peace PCT 1 (3 Candidates) - Melissa Crouch (REP, Incumbent), Randy Robertson (REP), and Tommy Moody (REP)
- Justice of the Peace PCT 3 (3 Candidates) - Darrell Alford (REP), Deborah Sharp (REP), and Margie Anderson (REP, Incumbent)
- Justice of the Peace PCT 4 (2 Candidates) - Jackie Kirkwood (REP) and Jenny L. Hicks (DEM, Incumbent)
- Justice of the Peace PCT 5 (2 Candidates) - Tracy Broadway (REP) and Vernett Richardson (REP)
Almost all local elections will be decided during the March Primary as the majority of candidates filed with the Republican party. Only the race for Justice of the Peace PCT 4 had a Democratic candidate resulting in their matchup being in November.