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Early voting opens tomorrow at library

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By KERRY CRAIG

    Hopkins County voters will have a full ballot for the March 4 Primary Elections, with early voting begining at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room at Sulphur Springs Public Library and continueing through Friday, Feb. 28.
    In the Republican Primary, voters will find three locally contested races for Hopkins County District Clerk, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 and Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.
    In the race for district clerk the candidates are, in ballot order, Kelley Craig, Cheryl Fulcher and Kelly Kimmel.
    There are five candidates on the ballot for Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace: Tanner Crump, Billy “BJ” Teer, Barbara Moss, Danny R. Campbell and Amy Dodd Peacock.
    The candidates for Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace are Brad Cummings, Robin Minyard-Williams and Angela Price.
    To give voters more information about the candidates, the News-Telegram will present profiles of each candidate in the locally contested races this week. The candidates all responded to the same questions and the answers will be in each candidate's own words.
    The race for Pct. 2 JP will be featured on Tuesday, followed by Pct. 1 JP Wednesday and district clerk Thursday.
    There are three uncontested races on the Republican ballot. County Judge Robert Newsom is seeking his first full term in the county judge's office after being appointed to fill the unexpired term of Chris Brown.
    Hopkins County Court-at-Law Judge Amy Smith is seeking reelection to her office.
    Jim Thompson is unopposed for the Republican nomination for Hopkins County Treasurer.
    Neither Robert Newsom nor Amy Smith will have a Democratic opponent in the November General Election.
    There are no contested races in the Democratic Primary Election in Hopkins County.
    County Clerk Debbie Shirley will be unopposed in the General Election.
    Incumbent Hopkins County Treasurer Treva Watson is unopposed on the Democratic primary ballot and will face Jim Thompson in November.
    All of those races, plus statewide offices, will appear on the primary ballots when early voting is conducted Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 28, at Sulphur Springs Public Library.
    The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 4.

 

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