Cherokee Tribune – Qualifying coming up for May primary


Cherokee Tribune – Qualifying coming up for May primary

On the local level, three jobs are coming up for election on the Cherokee Board of Commissioners, including the seats now held by Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens and commissioners Harry Johnston and Jason Nelms. Ahrens, a Republican, is seeking re-election but faces a challenge from former Holly Springs City Councilwoman and fellow Republican Jackie Archer.

Johnston and Nelms, also Republicans, have not formally announced whether they are running again to the Cherokee Tribune, nor have any opponents.

Those wanting to run for the Board of Commissioners Chairman seat will have to pay a $1,140 fee. The regular commission seats carry a $900 qualifying fee.

Four seats, also partisan, are coming up for grabs on the Cherokee County Board of Education, though only one incumbent has announced his intention to seek re-election.

Board members Rob Usher of District 5, Michael Geist of District 3 and Robert Wofford of District 6 have announced they won’t seek re-election. District 4 board member Rick Steiner has announced he will seek re-election and so far hasn’t been challenged.

The seats of the retiring board members, though, already have candidates.

Woodstock resident John Harmon has announced he is going after Geist’s seat.

Woodstock resident Clark Menard has announced his candidacy for Usher’s seat.

Former school board member Mike Chapman and Canton resident Susie Tlacil are planning to square off to replace Wofford, who has endorsed Chapman.

via Cherokee Tribune – Qualifying coming up for May primary.

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