By David Howell
WATER VALLEY – Two political newcomers have joined the list of candidates qualifying for county positions in Yalobusha.
Marvin Horton has qualified for District 1 Constable. He is the first candidate to qualify for this position. The incumbent for this office, Charles Calder, passed away last Tuesday, Jan. 4. He will run as a Democrat.
Kenny Goolsby has also qualified for a seat that will be vacated by the incumbent after District Three Supervisor M.H. “Butch” Surrette announced that he will not seek re-election. Goolsby joins two other candidates who have qualified for this seat, Lee McMinn and Bailey Walker. Goolsby also qualified as a Democrat.
Other candidates who have filed qualifying paperwork previously reported in the Herald include:
Sheriff: Lance Humphreys and Jamie Caldwell;
Tax Assessor/Collector: Linda Shuffield;
District One supervisor: Tommy Vaughn;
District Two supervisor: Amos Sims;
District Four supervisor: George Suggs;
District Five supervisor: Frank Tillman;
Chancery Clerk: Amy McMinn;
Circuit Clerk: Daryl Burney;
District One Justice Court Judge: Gary Tippit;
District Two Justice Court Judge: Steve Riley
District Two Constable: Randy Simmons; and
Coroner: Ronnie Stark.
These candidates have also qualified to run on the Democratic ticket. The deadline to qualify is March 1. The primary is set for August 2.